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US Book sales climb in June2007

According to the American Association of Publishers, book sales have risen in June 2007, Net book sales in June rose 4.3% to $720.6 million and year-to-date sales rose 7.9% to $3.571 billion, according to data compiled from 80 publishers by the Association of American Publishers.
Category winners and losers:

  • Audiobook rose 25.9% to $12.9 million
  • Children’s/YA hardcover rose 22.2% to $42.3 million
  • Religious books rose 19.4% to $37.3 million
  • E-books jumped 13.5% to $2.7 million
  • Adult hardcover rose 11.1% to $106.9 million
  • Professional and scholarly rose 7.4% to $66.1 million
  • Children’s/YA paperback was up 7.1% to $38.4 million
  • Adult paperback rose 0.3% to $107.4 million
  • University press hardcover slipped 2.1% to $4.4 million
  • Adult mass market dropped 4.6% to $71 million
  • University press paperback fell 9.2% to $3.7 million

Thank you to Elizabeth Burton for the summary. Read the AAP’s article forJune 2007

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