AAP Sales: April Slips 1.6%; Trade Off 0.5%

Total net book sales in April 2019 in the U.S. fell 1.6%, to $793.5 million, compared to April 2018, representing sales of 1,360 publishers and distributed clients as reported to the Association of American Publishers. For the year to date, total net book sales have risen 4.5%, to $3.36 billion.

In April, total trade sales were down 0.5%, to $585.1 million. Adult hardcovers were down 16%, but in most other trade categories, excluding e-books, sales rose.

Sales by category in April 2019 compared to April 2018:


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