AAP Sales: September Inches Upward

In September, total net book sales in the U.S. rose 0.4%, to $1.524 billion, compared to the same period in 2016, representing sales of 1,204 publishers and distributed clients as reported to the Association of American Publishers.

Through September last year, total net book sales were down 0.5%, to $11.27 billion. Total trade sales were down 0.9%, adult books were up 0.4%, and children's/YA books were off 3.5%.

Sales by category in September compared to September 2016:

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