E-book sales in the United States fell 16% in July 2021

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In the United States, e-book sales fell in the spring and this trend continued last summer. In July 2021, e-book sales fell 16% per month from July 2020 and generated $ 86.2 million. Meanwhile, digital audiobooks continue to soar. The format rose 5.5% for July, to revenue of $ 61.8 million. Physical audio fell 17.6% to $ 1.8 million.

E-book revenue declined 2.8% from the first seven months of 2020 to a total of $ 629.1 million. Digital audiobooks grew 16.4% to $ 440.3 million in revenue. Physical audio rose 3.3% to $ 12.5 million.

In terms of physical paper format revenues during the month of July, in the Commerce category (Consumer books), related revenues increased by 1.8%, reaching $ 250.5 million; Paperbacks grew 30.0%, to $ 274.3 million in revenue; The mass market grew 9.8% to $ 25.8 million; and hardback books grew 3.9%, with sales of $ 17.6 million.

Year-to-date hardback revenues increased 21.5% to $ 1.75 billion; Paperbacks grew 18.3%, to $ 1.6 billion in revenue; The mass market grew 8.3% to $ 143.1 million; and Board Books grew 9.0%, with revenue of $ 98.0 million.


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