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Book Revenues Down 3% in First 10 Months of 2013: AAP

Total Net Rev.

Adult F/NF



Total Trade*

YTD 2013

$3989.7 million

$1264.0 million

$462.5 million

$5716.2 million

YTD 2012

$4013.4 million

$1399.4 million

$480.4 million

$5893.2 million

YTD 2011

$3741.0 million

$1182.4 million

$504.7 million

$5428.1 million

According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) StatShot report for the first ten months of 2013, publishers saw total trade sales take a three percent drop over the same period for 2012.

The report looked at net revenues for 1205 publishers from January through October 2013. The AAP also revealed that, “Adult F/NF Hardcover rose by +7.6%, downloaded audio by +15.3% and eBooks by +2.2%. In Children’s/YA, Trade Paperbacks grew by +7.7% and Board Books by +7.6%.”

The AAP chart embedded above shows total net revenue year to date broken out by category.

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