According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) StatShot report for the first quarter of 2014, publishers saw total trade sales increase 6.5 percent over the same period for 2013.
The report looked at net revenues for 1218 publishers from January through March 2014. The AAP also revealed that, “In categories, Children’s/Young Adults continued its double-digit growth in publishers’ total net revenue vs the previous period: +31.5% for Jan-March 2014 over 2013. Additionally, each of the four C/YA formats (Hardcover, Board Book, Paperback and eBook) showed double-digit growth over the previous quarter.”
The AAP chart embedded above shows total net revenue for the first quarter broken out by format as well as by category.