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Adult Paperback Sales Down 19% in November

aaplogo.jpgAccording to Association of American Publishers (AAP) sales figures, adult paperback sales sagged 19 percent in November. At the same time, overall sales rose by 5.1 percent compared to the same period the previous year, totaling $852 million.

In addition, hardcover Children’s/YA sales decreased 2.7 percent in November and paperback sales in the same category decreased by 5.5 percent in November compared to the same period the previous year. Update: eBookNewser has more about eBook sales for the month.

Here’s more from the release: “The Adult Hardcover category was up 4.3 percent in November with sales of $219.9 million, although sales for the year-to-date were down by 6.1 percent. Adult Paperback sales decreased 19.0 percent for the month ($80.8 million) revealing a decrease of 1.4 percent for the year to date. Adult Mass Market sales decreased 9.5 percent for November with sales totaling $47.7 million; sales were down by 14.0 percent year to date.”

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