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Book Sales Up More Than 16.6 Percent in March

aaplogo.jpgThe Association of American Publishers (AAP) revealed that bookselling in general has improved. The AAP reported that overall book sales had grown to $458.2 million–a 16.6 percent increase for March.

In other dramatic figures, eBook sales rose to $28.5 million in March–a staggering 184.8 percent for the month. Overall, eBook sales have skyrocketed: “reflecting an increase of 251.9 percent for the year.”

The complete release is embedded after the jump. Here’s an excerpt from the report: “The Adult Hardcover category was up by 15.1 percent in March with sales of $92.0 million; year-to-date sales were up by 3.7 percent. Adult Paperback sales increased 38.2 percent for the month ($123.2 million) and went up by 23.5 percent for the year.”


AAP Press Release on Sales Figures for March 2010

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