AAP Sales: Down 6.6% in 2016

In 2016, total net book sales in the U.S. fell 6.6%, to $14.253 billion, compared to 2015. Figures represent sales of 1,207 publishers and distributed clients as reported to the Association of American Publishers.

Overall results were a mix, with most trade print book categories and audiobooks increasing in sales, while other segments fell, including e-books, university press titles and especially higher ed, k-12 and professional.

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