AAP’s Maria A. Pallante praises ‘the incredible dedication and innovation of the industry’ in a remarkable year’s outcome.
Across the entire US book industry, total revenues in January-to-June 2021 came in at US$6.3 billion, up 18 percent year-to-date.
The monthly report from the Association of American Publishers sees the United States’ book industry up 23.4 percent year-to-date.
The downturns of April 2020 lead to strong comparative showings by the US industry in April 2021 in the new StatShot report from AAP.
Trade books (consumer titles) were up 34.2 percent in March, and 24.9 percent year-to-date in the American market.
In January and February, ebooks were up 20.4 percent and downloadable audio was up 23.7 percent over 2020.
US books sales in 2020 were mixed, with AAP reporting trade book revenues up but declines in K-12 and higher education materials.
An unusual dip for downloaded audiobooks plays into the November 2020 StatShot book sales figures from the Association of American Publishers.
The pandemic summer continues to produce strong book sales results for most US trade publishing sectors, according to AAP StatShot figures.
In the AAP’s StatShot for June and NPD’s report on the first week of August, US book sales show resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.
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