AAP July 2021 StatShot Report: Publishing Industry UP 6.9% for Month, and 15.6% Year-to-Date

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its StatShot report for July 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 July 2021 were up 6.9% as compared to July 2020, coming in at $1.65 billion. Year to date revenues were up 15.6%, at $8.0 billion for the first seven months of the year.

Trade (Consumer Books) Revenues
Trade (Consumer Books) sales were up 9.7% in July, coming in at $750.7 million, and up 15.8% year to date, with $4.9 billion in revenue.

In terms of physical paper format revenues during the month of July, in the Trade (Consumer Books) category, Hardback revenues were up 1.8%, coming in at $250.5 million; Paperbacks were up 30.0%, with $274.3 million in revenue; Mass Market was up 9.8% to $25.8 million; and Board Books were up 3.9%, with $17.6 million in revenue.

eBook revenues were down 16.0% for the month as compared to July of 2020 for a total of $86.2 million. The Downloaded Audio format was up 5.5% for July, coming in at $61.8 million in revenue. Physical Audio was down 17.6% coming in at $1.8 million.
more at source: https://publishers.org/news/aap-july-2021-statshot-report-publishing-industry-up-6-9-for-month-and-15-6-year-to-date/

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