AAP reports half year sales - total book sales down 4.5%

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AAP reports half year sales - total book sales down 4.5%

Sep 20 2013

In the first half of the year, total net book sales fell 4.5%, to $5.491 billion, compared to the first half of 2012, representing sales of 1,196 publishers and distributed clients as reported to the Association of American Publishers.

Adult hardcovers and ebooks were up, as were Children's/YA paperbacks. Adult paperbacks and Children/YA hardcovers were down, as were Children/YA ebooks.

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