After Robust Start, Sales For Most Consumer Books Categories Fizzled As 2002 Neared Its End

February 2003
Book Publishing Report;2/10/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the sales status of the book market in the U.S. in 2002. Rate of sales increase of adult trade paperbacks; Impetus to the decline of audiobook sales in the last months of the year; Level of sales of the university hardcover segment in comparison with the 2001 level.


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