AAP: Religious Books, Children's Paperback Post Gain In August

October 2004
Book Publishing Report;10/11/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 39, p4
Trade Publication
The article presents information that August was a strong month for children's/young adult paperback books and religious books: the categories posted gross sales gains of 25.4% and 36.8%, respectively, compared to last year, according to the Association of American Publishers' (New York) latest monthly book publishing sales report. The children's/young adult paperback segment was helped in August by the paperback release of Scholastic's J.K. Rowling title "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." The religious book category continues to be the healthiest segment of publishing, with a 36.8% gross sales gain for the month of August--from $32.7 million to $44.7 million.


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