Book publishing revenue in the U.S. 2014-2018

The revenue generated by the book publishing industry in the United States stood at 25.82 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, a drop of more than two billion in just four years. Some categories are more successful than others, with revenue from university presses and professional books decreasing in 2018 whilst certain types of trade books, like adult nonfiction, drew in more revenue than the previous year during the same time period.

Book publishing industry revenue in the United States from 2014 to 2018

Revenue in billion U.S. dollars
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Release date

June 2019


United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

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includes trade, higher education, preK-12, professional, and university presses

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