The numbers, though not a major worry, raise questions about the books the industry is publishing and what consumers want to read. Since , fiction sales fell every year with the exception of The AAP tracks all major formats—print, digital, and audio—in its sales estimates. The most commonly shared view is that it has become extremely difficult to generate exposure for novels.
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People refer to it as young adults market, segment, or genre. Whatever you call it, there is something definitely going on with it. This growth in sales for YA far exceeds the percentage of growth in the adult e-book sales, indicating a dramatic overall increase. We do not have the numbers yet, but judging by the number of new titles in Amazon, the trend is strong and thriving—at least from the publishing point of view. Looking for sales numbers is a harder task. However, this number refers to the pre-YA era, when books were segmented as aimed at either children or adults.
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In , Allegiant , a long-expected finale of the bestselling YA dystopia Divergent , in the first month of pre-orders outsold on Amazon the third part of the Hunger Games by a factor of five to one. Today there are so many young adult fiction titles, that associating the genre with one book or book series, is nothing more than a mistake. The infographics shown below will let you learn about the current state of YA fiction, and huge potential behind the genre. Is this list missing an important chart or infographic? Please suggest it in the comments below.
Washington, DC; Feb. Publisher revenues include sales to bookstores, wholesalers, direct to consumer, online retailers, etc. Trade book revenue grew 0. Downloaded audio continues to gain popularity, growing