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Association of American Publishers Reports Revenues

Association of American Publishers Reports Revenues Up for Childrens/YA, Down For Professional Publishers in February 2016

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Big Picture Data

  • Publishers’ book sales for Feb. 2016 were $662.2 million, up 4.2% from $597.4 million in Feb. 2015. These numbers include sales for all tracked categories (Trade – fiction/non-fiction/religious, PreK-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, Professional Publishing, and University Presses.)
    • Year-to-date, sales were down 3.0% to $1.68 billion vs. the same two months in 2015.
  • Trade (consumer) books sales were $418.1 million in Feb. 2016, down 0.9% from $422.1 million in Feb. 2015. This includes Childrens/YA Books, Adult Books and Religious Books.
    • Adult Books had $281.5 million in sales in Feb. 2016, down 6.6% from $301.2 million in Feb. 2015.
    • Childrens/YA Books had $101.2 million in sales in Feb. 2016, up 17.0% from $86.5 million in Feb 2015.
    • Religious Presses had $35.4 million in sales, up by 3.2% from $34.3 million in Feb. 2015.
    • Year-to-date, trade sales are down 8.2% to $907.2 million vs. the same two months in 2015.

Format Trends for Trade

  • Trends appeared to continue from 2015. In Feb. 2016 vs. Feb. 2015:
    • Paperback books grew 9.8%
    • Downloaded audio grew 42.9%
    • Hardback books grew 4.6%
    • eBooks were down 18.7%

Educational Materials and Professional Books

  • Educational Materials had gains of 5.5% for K-12 Instructional Materials and 58.5% for Higher Education Course Materials, in Feb. 2016 vs. Feb. 2015. Importantly, education sales in Feb. are typically low, relative to the rest of the year.”

AAP Reports eBook Revenues Down 18.7% in February 2016

AAP Reports eBook Revenues Down 18.7% in February 2016

Stephen

Posted on: July 29, 2016, 6:03 am Category: Uncategorized

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