Books: April Sales Down for Adult, Children; Ebooks Biggest Sellers

A literary agent last night poo-pooed ebooks, essentially saying demand has leveled off and is even showing signs of dropping. Why is tradPub in such denial about the evolution of the book publishing industry?

Sales figures from Association of American Publishers Stat Shot for April and January-April as reported today by Publishers Weekly: Soft April for Adult, Children Sales – Ebooks biggest sellers, paperbacks fell 17.4% In adult, April e-book sales rose 7.1% at publishers . . . but trade paperback sales fell 17.4%.

Here’s another story on this. Says the Stat Shot report used data collected from 1,193 publishers. Children’s & YA Sales Down Nearly 27%


About Polishing Your Prose

Larry M Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant. He is the author of three books, and has edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts. Under Wigeon Publishing, he has produced six books. As author, "Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir. The book has also been nominated for a number of awards, including: Pulitzer Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, Washington State Book Award, and One Book, One San Diego. As Editor, "Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources" won the Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Self-Help. For a sample edit and cost estimate, contact Larry: larry [at] larryedwards [dot] com -- -- --
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