With all but one category posting increases, unit sales of print books rose 8% in the week ended Aug. 22, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun, which sold nearly 59,000 copies in the week, continued to drive sales in the YA fiction segment, where print units rose 27.8% over the week ended Aug. 24, 2019. The YA nonfiction category had a 40.6% jump in sales, with Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi remaining in first place in the category, selling more than 12,000 copies. Big Preschool Workbook stayed #1 in juvenile nonfiction, selling more than 34,000 copies and helping to drive up print unit sales up 36.3% over 2019.
The United States Postal Service reported new delivery performance metrics for the second week of the FY2023 first quarter. The data shows ongoing consistency in strong service performance across First-Class Mail, Marketing Mail and Periodicals. During the reporting period, the average time to deliver a mailpiece or package across the postal network was 2.5 days.
FY2023 first quarter service performance scores covering Oct. 1 through Oct. 14 included:
*First-Class Mail: 92.9 percent of First-Class Mail delivered on time against the USPS service standard, consistent with performance from the fiscal fourth quarter.
*Marketing Mail: 94.4 percent of Marketing Mail delivered on time against the USPS service standard, consistent with performance from the fiscal fourth quarter.
*Periodicals: 87.6 percent of Periodicals delivered on time against the USPS service standard, an improvement of 0.7 percentage points from the fiscal fourth quarter.
more at: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2022/1020-usps-service-performance-holds-steady-across-all-mail-categories.htm