Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2013
BookStats Volume 3 Now Available
Publishing's most comprehensive annual surveyNew York, NY (May 15, 2013) -- BookStats Volume 3, the most comprehensive survey capturing the size and scope of the US book publishing industry in calendar year 2012, is now available for purchase.
Some highlights from this year's report:
-- Trade publishing (general-interest fiction and non-fiction for adults, children and young adults) experienced significant growth since 2011.
The increases were fueled by a year of strong new releases, particularly in the romance genre, and even more widespread popularity of e-books than in past years. This growth occurred despite the loss of numerous brick-and-mortar stores in 2012 and a lower cost for e-books than print books, which translated to higher quantities of e-books sold.-- E-books are now fully embedded in the format infrastructure of Trade book publishing.
The consistent growth of e-books demonstrates that publishers have successfully evolved the technology environment for their content -- more so than other historically print-based content industries. E-books grew 45% since 2011 and now constitute 20% of the Trade market, playing an integral role in 2012 Trade revenue. The most pivotal driver of e-books remains Adult Fiction, with Children's/Young Adult also showing strong numbers.-- Consumers love to read and want books in all the formats available to them.
While e-books keep growing, hardcover and trade paperback formats continued to hold steady in 2012. The audiobook format, which has shown momentum over the past few years with the rise of mobile devices and interest in purchasing quality downloadable content for them, also remains solid.Click here to purchase BookStats.
Since its debut edition covering 2008-2010, BookStats has been a co-production of the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group. Volume 3 captures net revenue and units for all key publishing categories, sectors, formats and main genres, providing a five-year historical track that encompasses the digital transition. It also examines trends in publishers' sales channels including retail, institutional and other categories.
All figures and quantities included in BookStats represent net publisher totals inclusive of discounts and credit for returns. BookStats does not reflect consumer pricing or purchases.
For more information contact email@example.com.
About the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.
The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) is the book industry's leading trade association for policy, standards, and research. The mission of BISG is to create a more informed, empowered, and efficient book industry. Membership consists of publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians, and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media. For over 35 years, BISG has provided a forum for all industry professionals to come together and efficiently address issues and concerns to advance the book community. Learn more about BISG at www.bisg.org.
About the Association of American Publishers
AAP is the national trade association representing 300 premier US publishers of high-quality entertainment, education, professional and scholarly content, produced with the most current technology, reaching the world. For more information, visit www.publishers.org.