AAP August 2023 StatShot Report: Overall Publishing Industry Up 8.5% for Month of August, and Up 0.6% Year-To-Date

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its StatShot report for August 2023 reflecting reported revenue for Trade (Consumer Books), Higher Education Course Materials, and Professional Publishing.

Total revenues across all categories for August 2023 were up 8.5% as compared to August 2022, coming in at $1.5 billion. Year-to-date revenues were up 0.6%, at $8.0 billion for the first eight months of the year.

Trade (Consumer Books) revenues were up 8.9% in August, coming in at $785.0 million.

In terms of physical paper format revenues during the month of August, in the Trade (Consumer Books) category, Hardback revenues were up 17.4%, coming in at $277.8 million; Paperbacks were up 8.9%, with $295.1 million in revenue; Mass Market was down 19.1% to $12.2 million; and Special Bindings were up 15.0%, with $19.6 million in revenue.

eBook revenues were down 3.7% for the month as compared to August 2022 for a total of $87.1 million, and the Digital Audio format remained up at 5.7% for August, coming in at $68.2 million in revenue. Physical Audio was up 21.1% coming in at $1.3 million.
more at: https://publishers.org/news/aap-august-2023-statshot-report-overall-publishing-industry-up-8-5-for-month-of-august-and-up-0-6-year-to-date/

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