Editor and critic Ann Kjellberg has written an article discussing how the romance genre was largely written off or ignored during the anti-trust trial.
Earlier this month, the Association of American Publishers released its 2021 sales figures.
Through August 2022, print book sales are down by 5 percent versus 2021, which is considered very good performance.
Big publishers can leverage smaller marketing spend to greater effect than smaller publishers.
Even though Barnes & Noble is having a tough time with new titles in hardcover, the format was selling well overall in 2021 for the children’s market.
As of August 6, this year’s print book sales are 6 percent below 2021 levels, according to NPD BookScan.
The mass market paperback format has been slowly declining for years, affected by lower-price ebooks and the migration of authors and publishers to the trade paperback format.
Through July 23, US print book sales are trending 6 percent lower than 2021.
BookNet Canada recently released print book sales figures for the first half of 2022.
As of July 2, print book sales have fallen 7 percent versus last year in the US market, according to NPD Books.