AAP September 2023 StatShot Report: Overall Publishing Industry Flat for Month of September, and Up 0.8% Year-To-Date

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

Total revenues across all categories for September 2023 were flat as compared to September 2022, coming in at $1.4 billion. Year-to-date revenues were up 0.8%, at $9.4 billion for the first nine months of the year.

Trade (Consumer Books) revenues were down 0.4% in September, coming in at $905.9 million.

In terms of physical paper format revenues during the month of September, in the Trade (Consumer Books) category, Hardback revenues were up 7.2%, coming in at $379.2 million; Paperbacks were down 4.9%, with $299.1 million in revenue; Mass Market was down 39.5% to $11.3 million; and Special Bindings were up 11.8%, with $27.1 million in revenue.

eBook revenues were down 1.8% for the month as compared to September 2022 for a total of $85.2 million, and the Digital Audio format remained up at 3.2% for September, coming in at $69.9 million in revenue. Physical Audio was down 24.4% coming in at $1.2 million.
more at: https://publishers.org/news/aap-september-2023-statshot-report-overall-publishing-industry-flat-for-month-of-september-and-up-0-8-year-to-date/

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