The Association of American Publishers, in its annual-report estimates, sees a US$3.23-billion jump in 2021 over 2020.
Year to date: AAP’s StatShot shows the first six months of of 2022 almost flat for the trade in the USA, down a modest 1.6 percent.
Year-to-date hardback revenues were down 7.5 percent in May at US$1.2 billion, paperbacks up 8.7 percent for $1.3 billion.
The StatShot report from AAP shows United States trade book industry revenues falling 8.9 percent in April and 1 percent year-to-date.
March trade revenues across all other categories came to US$804.4 million, down 4.2 percent from the figure for March 2021.
The Association of American Publishers’ StatShot for February sees downloaded audio down 3.3 percent, up just 0.2 percent year-to-date.
The final 2021 report from the Association of American Publishers shows December up 2.8 percent over December 2020, at US$1.1 billion.
Trade sales in the USA were up 5.7 percent in November 2021, at $990.4 million, according to the Association of American Publishers’ report.
The signals are looking good for the United States’ trade, as it enters the last quarter of 2021, per the October StatShot report.
AAP’s Maria A. Pallante praises ‘the incredible dedication and innovation of the industry’ in a remarkable year’s outcome.
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