GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Book Sales Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"Mexico experienced the highest increase in book sales between 2020 and 2021, with a 39% jump"

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"Print books are dominating the global book market, but their revenue is declining while ebook and audiobook revenue is steadily increasing."

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"Print book sales in the UK grew by 5% in 2021, while digital revenue and audiobook download sales revenue both grew by the same amount."

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"Book sales in the United Kingdom have seen a steady increase since 2012, reaching a record high of 212 million in 2021."

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"Books in the adult category generated the most revenue in 2021, with 6.07 billion U.S. dollars."

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"In 2023, the revenue from book sales in the U.S. is expected to reach 23.9 billion dollars."

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"As of 2019, print book sales accounted for more than 80% of the total book sales in the U.S."

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"72% of American adults read a book in 2020."

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"In 2020, adult nonfiction was the most popular book genre in the U.S. with over 308 million units sold."

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"Self-help book sales increased by 11.4% in 2020 compared to 2019 in the U.S."

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"67,850 eBook titles were published in the United States in 2020."

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"The global print book market was valued at 77.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2019."

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"Over 16.6 million romance eBooks were sold in the United States in 2017."

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"In 2019, the total number of U.S. bookstores stood at 35,720."

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"The average price of a U.S. trade paper book in 2020 was $17.99."

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"In 2020, 31% of U.S. ebook readers used Amazon to purchase ebooks."

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"Sales of mystery books experienced a 16% decline between 2012 and 2019."

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"Comic book sales in North America have experienced a 8.68% growth from 2018 to 2019."

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"The United States has the largest book publishing industry in the world."

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"Sales of print books through physical retail channels were down 4.2% in 2019."

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