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Book sales revenue in the U.S. 2012-2018, by category

In 2018, adult books was the most lucrative category in terms of revenue, generating 5.13 million U.S. dollars that year. Meanwhile, revenue from higher education materials, university presses, professional books, and preK-12 instructional materials all decreased slightly between 2017 and 2018.

Book sales revenue in the United States from 2012 to 2018, by category

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Release date

February 2019


United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures for the years prior to 2017 and 2018 come from previous reports.
Data for 2016 not available.
For the years 2017 and 2018, data for the 'other' category was not provided.

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