AAP: Less Than Half of Trade Categories Had Positive Growth in 2008

April 2009
Book Publishing Report;Apr2009, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports on the positive compound annual growth rates (CAGR) of trade categories children's/young adult (YA) paperback, adult paperback, and electronic books in the U.S. in three years ending in 2008. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) estimates that trade publishers in the country reached net sales of 10.2 billion dollars in 2008, 10.7 billion dollars in 2007, and 10.4 billion dollars in 2006. However, audiobook net sales decrease by 21% in 2008.


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