AAP April 2024 StatShot Report

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its StatShot report for April 2024 reflecting reported revenue for Trade (Consumer Books), Religious Presses, Higher Education Course Materials, PreK-12 Instructional Materials and Professional Publishing.

Total revenues across all categories for April 2024 were up 18.3% as compared to April 2023, coming in at $947.5 million. Year-to-date revenues were up 4.2%, at $4.1 billion for the first four months of the year.

Trade (Consumer Books) revenues were up 20.6% in April, coming in at $725.1 million.

In terms of physical paper format revenues during the month of April, in the Trade (Consumer Books) category, Hardback revenues were up 16.6%, coming in at $252.6 million; Paperbacks were up 20.3%, with $249.9 million in revenue; Mass Market was down 34.5% to $8.2 million; and Special Bindings were up 13.7%, with $14.4 million in revenue.

eBook revenues were up 16.8% for the month as compared to April 2023 for a total of $83.1 million, and the Digital Audio format was up 54.6% for April, coming in at $100.0 million in revenue. Physical Audio was down 15.0% coming in at $800 thousand.
more at: https://publishers.org/news/aap-april-2024-statshot-report-overall-publishing-industry-up-18-3-for-month-of-april-and-up-4-2-year-to-date/

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