The AAP released their StatShot data for November, with reporting publishers showing $792 million in trade sales, down 14 percent (or $133 million) from 2021. Adult sales were $551 million, a 13 percent decrease from $634 million the previous year. Almost the entire shortfall — $73 million — came from lower hardcover sales. Children’s sales […]
NPD Bookscan tabulated first week hardcover US sales of Prince Harry’s memoir SPARE of approximately 630,000 copies in the primary edition (separate from large print and Spanish-language editions). In the UK, Nielsen Bookscan counted opening week sales of 467,000 copies.
Today we report on dealmaking statistics for both the fourth quarter of 2022 as well as the full year — which means that most of our focus is on the annual trends. To recap: The first quarter continued the boom from 2021, setting a new record for overall deal volume, as reported six-figure transactions softened […]
As noted on Friday, backlist comprised 70 percent of all print book sales in 2022 as measured by NPD Bookscan, and in line with that roughly three quarters of Bookscan’s top 200 books of the year were also published before 2022. They range from the works of Colleen Hoover — who claimed four of the […]
In the final sales week of the year, NPD Bookscan recorded print sales of approximately 16.3 million units — even with the same week in 2021, and well ahead of previous years. That was the second week in a row that sales equaled or exceeded sales from 2021, providing a strong finish to the important […]
The Literary Arts Emergency Fund has released a report on the “state of the literary arts field in the U.S,” concluding that nonprofits and publishers are underfunded, yet provide great value to the literary world. The organization–made up of the Academy of American Poets, the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses, and the National Book […]