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.
Publishers Weekly recently compiled NPD BookScan data on sales in major categories, comparing 2021 to 2022.
At The Bookseller Marketing and Publicity conference, Hazel Kenyon of Nielsen Book Research in the UK presented the latest stats on the UK book market.
It’s a good time to be writing comics and graphic novels. Sales in the category increased 62 percent in 2021 in the US and Canada.
I analyze 2022 memoir deals to determine the role of platform in the author’s success.
This subgenre has high sales but low title growth, making it attractive for authors wanting to break in.