AAP December 2023 StatShot Report: Overall Publishing Industry Up 0.4% for Calendar Year 2023

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

Total revenues across all categories for December 2023 were down 2.5% as compared to December 2022, coming in at $920.7 million. Year-to-date revenues were up 0.4%, at $12.6 billion for the year of 2023.

Trade revenues were down 0.3%, at $8.9 billion for the calendar year. Hardback revenues were up 0.4%, coming in at $3.3 billion; Paperbacks were down 2.0%, with $3.1 billion in revenue; Mass Market was down 22.9% to $140.0 million; and Special Bindings were up 2.2%, with $210.0 million in revenue.

eBook revenues were up 0.6% as compared to 2022 for a total of $1.0 billion. The Digital Audio format was up 14.9%, coming in at $864.0 million in revenue. Physical Audio was down 16.2% coming in at $12.9 million.
more at: https://publishers.org/news/aap-december-2023-statshot-report-overall-publishing-industry-up-0-4-for-calendar-year-2023-and-down-2-5-for-month-of-december/

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