Sales of adult fiction books stay on fire

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Sales of adult fiction books stay on fire

Jun 04 2021

Unit sales of print books rose 11.6% last week over the week ended May 30, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan; and through the first five months of 2021, sales were up 22% over the comparable period in 2020.

The adult fiction category had another big week, with sales up 26% over the week ended May 30, 2020. Print sales increased 18% in the week over 2020 in juvenile fiction. The young adult fiction segment managed to post an 8% increase in unit sales despite The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins selling more than 190,000 copies a year ago.

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