AAP April 2021 StatShot Report: Publishing Industry Up 43.7% for April 2021 and 27% Year-to-Date

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its StatShot report for April 2021 reflecting reported revenue for all tracked categories, including Trade (Consumer Books), K-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, and Professional Publishing.

Total revenues across all categories for April 2021 were up 43.7% as compared to April 2020, coming in at $994.1 million. Year to date revenues were up 27.0%, at $4.1 billion for the first four months of the year.

Trade (Consumer Books) Revenues
Trade (Consumer Books) sales were up 35.2% in April, coming in at $738.9 million, and up 27.6% year to date, with $2.8 billion in revenue.

In terms of physical paper format revenues during the month of April, in the Trade (Consumer Books) category, Hardback revenues were up 49.4%, coming in at $278.6 million; Paperbacks were up 44.0%, with $250.0 million in revenue; Mass Market was up 11.9% to $18.1 million; and Board Books were up 24.0%, with $12.2 million in revenue.

eBook revenues were down 1.2% for the month as compared to April of 2020 for a total of $90.8 million. The Downloaded Audio format was up 17.5% for April, coming in at $63.1 million in revenue. Physical Audio was up 32.2% coming in at $2.1 million.
Much more at source: https://publishers.org/news/aap-april-2021-statshot-report-publishing-industry-up-43-7-for-april-2021-and-27-0-year-to-date/

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