AAP February StatShot Report: Overall Publishing Industry Up 1.8% Year-To-Date

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

Total revenues across all categories for February 2023 were up 0.2% as compared to February 2022, coming in at $1.0 billion. Year-to-date revenues were up 1.8%, at $2.3 billion for the first two months of the year.

Trade (Consumer Books) revenues were down 0.4% in February, coming in at $706.3 million.

In terms of physical paper format revenues during the month of February, in the Trade (Consumer Books) category, Hardback revenues were down 6.4%, coming in at $235.5 million; Paperbacks were down 0.9%, with $244.7 million in revenue; Mass Market was down 3.2% to $15.5 million; and Special Bindings were down 5.5%, with $16.2 million in revenue.

eBook revenues were down 4.8% for the month as compared to February 2022 for a total of $87.5 million, and overall Digital Audio format was up 31.6% for February, coming in at $84.5 million in revenue. Physical Audio was down 37.0% coming in at $700 thousand.
more detail at: https://publishers.org/news/aap-february-2023-statshot-report-overall-publishing-industry-up-1-8-year-to-date-and-0-2-for-month-of-february-trade-consumer-book-revenues-down-0-4-for-month-of-february-and-up-1-2-year-to-date/

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