AAP September StatShot Report: Publishing Industry Up 2.0% for Month, and 12.4% year-to-date

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its StatShot report for September 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 September 2021 were up 2.0% as compared to September 2020, coming in at $1.7 billion. Year to date revenues were up 12.4%, at $11.6 billion for the first nine months of the year.

Trade (Consumer Books) sales were up 0.3% in September, coming in at $938.5 million.

In terms of physical paper format revenues during the month of September, in the Trade (Consumer Books) category, Hardback revenues were down 4.4%, coming in at $398.9 million; Paperbacks were up 10.5%, with $298.7 million in revenue; Mass Market was down 20.1% to $16.6 million; and Board Books were up 0.4%, with $23.7 million in revenue.

eBook revenues were down 10.8% for the month as compared to September of 2020 for a total of $90.4 million. The Downloaded Audio format was up 7.8% for September, coming in at $64.6 million in revenue. Physical Audio was down 20.4% coming in at $2.1 million.
much more at: https://publishers.org/news/aap-september-2021-statshot-report-publishing-industry-up-2-0-for-month-and-12-4-year-to-date/

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