AAP September 2022 StatShot Report: Publishing Industry Down 4.5% Year-To-Date and Down 1.4% for September

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its StatShot report for September 2022 reflecting reported revenue for Trade (Consumer Books), Higher Education Course Materials, and Professional Publishing. The report does not include PreK-12 revenue due to delays in data collection.

Total revenues across all categories, excluding PreK-12, for September 2022 were down 1.4% as compared to September 2021, coming in at $1.4 billion. Year-to-date revenues were down 4.5%, at $9.3 billion for the first nine months of the year.

Trade (Consumer Books) sales were down 2.6% in September, coming in at $917.5 million.

In terms of physical paper format revenues during the month of September, in the Trade (Consumer Books) category, Hardback revenues were down 12.7%, coming in at $344.5 million; Paperbacks were down 4.2%, with $322.0 million in revenue; Mass Market was up 13.5% to $18.6 million; and Special Bindings were also up 1.9%, with $24.2 million in revenue.

eBook revenues were down 2.7% for the month as compared to September 2021 for a total of $85.9 million. The Downloaded Audio format was up 13.6% for September, coming in at $75.0 million in revenue. Physical Audio was down 20.3% coming in at $1.7 million.
much more at: https://publishers.org/news/aap-september-2022-statshot-report-publishing-industry-down-4-5-year-to-date-and-down-1-4-for-september/

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