Every year, NPR and Edison Research release a report on spoken word audio, which includes consumption of radio, podcasts, and audiobooks.
Print book sales are up by more than 10 percent over 2020, with all major categories seeing positive growth except for juvenile nonfiction.
Closing image: The Association of American Publishers recently released a snapshot of August’s estimated (not yet final) sales numbers. When including K-12 and higher ed publishers, the industry overall is showing a decline of 4.6 percent versus last year. Trade (consumer) publishing is doing much better, with 6.9 percent growth versus 2019.
Gallup image shows the results of a poll for the number of people who say they have not read a book in the last year.