Rating:

I saw these stats for April book sales on Shelf Awareness and thought I’d share them here. It’s encouraging to see that sales were up in most categories, and that E-books was not the only category that grew.

Category                                          Sales                   % Change

E-books                                               $27.4 million        127.4%

Higher education                            $74.5 million        112.8%

Adult hardcover                             $142.9 million       49.2%

Downloaded audiobooks             $6 million                32.1%

Adult paperback                             $128.2 million       19.6%

Religious books                               $46.6 million          19.3%

Audiobooks                                      $11.7 million           18.6%

Univ. press paperback                 $2.3 million              17.9%

Professional/scholarly                $54.4 million           14.6%

Children’s/YA paperback           $39.9 million            -0.8%

K-12/El-Hi                                         $164.2 million         -1.3%

Univ. press hardcover                 $4.5 million              -1.5%

Children’s/YA hardcover           $40.5 million           -11.2%

Adult mass market                        $49.1 million            -17.7%