Book market in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on the book market in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about the book market in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Print book sales worldwide in 2017

    • Print/audiobook revenue per capita in selected countries worldwide in 2017

    • Growth of the global book publishing revenue 2016-2021, by region

    • Digital Market Outlook: e-publishing revenue worldwide 2016-2022, by format

  • 2. U.S. overview
    • Revenue of the U.S. book publishing industry 2008-2017

    • Revenue of the trade book publishing industry in the U.S. 2013-2017

    • Revenue of the U.S. higher education book publishing industry 2013-2017

    • Hardback book sales revenue in the U.S. 2016-2017

    • Digital Market Outlook: e-publishing revenue in the U.S. 2016-2022, by format

    • Audiobook industry size in the U.S. 2009-2017

    • E-book sales revenue in the U.S. 2011-2017

    • E-books: unit sales in the U.S. 2017

    • Estimated expenses of U.S. book publishers 2010-2017

    • Publishing companies: monthly stock exchange performance 2018

  • 3. Retail
    • Book store sales in the U.S. 1992-2017

    • U.S. retail: annual sales 2017, by store type

    • Monthly retail sales of U.S. book stores 2015-2018

    • Sales share of the U.S. direct selling industry 2017

    • Number of independent bookstores in the U.S. 2009-2018

    • Number of individual print books purchased by U.S. consumers April 2017

    • Number of individual e-books U.S. consumers purchased April 2017

    • Barnes & Noble sales 2012-2018, by commerce segment

  • 4. Consumers & consumption
    • Book consumption in the U.S. 2011-2018, by format

    • Book readers in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Book readers in the U.S. 2018, by ethnicity

    • Reasons for reading by U.S. consumers 2017

    • Holiday gifts: what consumers plan to buy 2012-2018

    • Digital Market Outlook: e-publishing user penetration U.S. 2016-2022, by format

  • 5. Consumer expenditures
    • U.S. household expenditure on reading 2007-2017

    • U.S. household expenditure on books 2007-2017, by type

    • Consumer spending on individual print books in the U.S. April 2017

    • U.S. consumers expenses per print book April 2017

    • Student spending on course material in the U.S. 2007-2018

  • 6. Authors
    • Number of writers and authors in the U.S. 2011-2017

    • Earnings of the wealthiest authors worldwide 2017

    • Steven King - earnings 2010-2017

    • John Grisham - earnings 2010-2017

    • Dan Brown - earnings 2012-2017

    • Danielle Steel - earnings 2010-2017

    • James Patterson - earnings 2010-2017

  • 7. Bestsellers
    • Best-selling print books in the U.S. 2017

    • Adult nonfiction books sales in the U.S. 2017, by genre

    • Juvenile nonfiction books sales in the U.S. 2017, by genre

    • Adult fiction books sales in the U.S. 2017, by genre

    • Juvenile fiction books sales in the U.S. 2017, by genre

    • Cookbook bestsellers in the U.S. 2017

    • Religious books sales revenue in the U.S. 2011-2017

  • 8. Self-publishing
    • Number of self-published books in the U.S. 2008-2017, by format

    • Largest self-publishing companies in the U.S. in 2017, by number of titles published

    • Largest self-publishing companies in the U.S. 2017, by no. of print books published

    • Largest self-publishing companies in the U.S. in 2017 by no. of e-books published

    • ISBNs assigned to self-published titles in the U.S. 2010-2017

    • CreateSpace: number of self-published books in the U.S. 2010-2017

    • Smashwords: number of self-published books in the U.S. 2010-2017

    • Lulu Enterprises: number of self-published books in the U.S. 2010-2017

    • Blurb: number of self-published books in the U.S. 2010-2017

    • Xlibris: number of self-published books in the U.S. 2010-2017

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