Book Sales Statistics

Association of American Publishers Annual Book Sales (Polls major publishers and uses U.S. Census data)

2008 Total Book Sales: $24.3 billion
Annual Change: -2.8 percent

2007 Total Book Sales: $25.0 billion
Annual Change: -3.2 percent

2006 Total Book Sales: $24.2 billion
Annual Change: -3.59 percent

2005 Total Book Sales: $25.1 billion
Annual Change: +5.91

2004 Total Book Sales: $23.7 billion
Annual Change: +1.3 percent

Source: Association of American Publishers

Book Industry Study Group Annual Book Sales (polls major many smaller publishers)

2008 Total Book Sales: $40.32 billion
Annual Change: +1.0 percent

2007 Total Book Sales: $37.26 billion
Annual Change: +4.4 percent

2006 Total Book Sales: $35.69 billion
Annual Change: +3.24 percent

2005 Total Book Sales: $34.59 billion
Annual Change: +5.91

Source: Book Industry Study Group

Association of American Publishers Monthly Book Sales Statistics

2009

June (latest)
Total Monthly Sales: $942.6 million
Monthly Change: 21.5 percent
Year-to-Date Change: 1.8 percent

May
Total Monthly Sales: $637.9 million
Monthly Change: -3.2 percent
Year-to-Date Change: -3.9 percent

April

Total Monthly Sales: $494.9 million
Monthly Change: +3.3 percent
Year-to-Date Change: -4.1 percent

Source: Association of American Publishers

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Source: Association of American Publishers