AAP: First Four Months Show Net Sales Down, Returns Up

July 2008
Book Publishing Report;Jul2008, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p10
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The article discusses the net sales of publishers in the book industry in the U.S. in April 2008. It is stated that the net sales for trade books decreased 4.1% to $410 million and returns increased to $214.8 million in April 2008. In the adult hardcover category, the returns jumped 14.7% to $73.3 million and net sales fell 4.6% to $110 million. The net sales for children/YA hardcover category fell 19.9% to $39 million with returns 22% higher than April 2007.


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