Through August 2022, print book sales are down by 5 percent versus 2021, which is considered very good performance.
According to NPD Books, adult nonfiction (the highest value part of the US market) is reverting to historic norms.
According to data from NPD Books, graphic novel sales in 2021 were up 65 percent from 2020.
According to NPD BookScan, adult nonfiction print sales, the highest-value portion of the US market, appear to be returning to historic norms.
According to NPD BookScan, while overall print book sales year to date have declined versus 2021, fiction categories are outperforming.
The first quarter of the year has seen strong performance in the US market, with print unit sales up 29.2 percent versus last year.
According to NPD BookScan, print unit sales were 21.3 percent higher in January 2021 than in January 2020.
For the full year, UK’s Nielsen BookScan reports an estimated 5.2 percent increase in print unit sales over 2019.
Despite misleading headlines in the New York Times and elsewhere in 2015 about U.S. book publishing, there’s one significant trend to remember: print book sales continue to shift toward bookstores—bricks-and-mortar and online stores—and away from mass merchandisers.
Two authors, one independent and one traditional, shed light on the diversity of formats and product types that contribute to their bottom line.