Press Release: AAP's StatShot Annual Reveals $28 Billion in Revenue in 2014
Retail & Online Sales Increase: Physical retail stores saw an increase of 3.2% in revenue ($3.80 billion from $3.68 billion) and 4.1% in units (577 million from 554 million) in the trade category. Online retail remained the top sales channel in the trade category, selling 832 million units and providing $5.90 billion in revenue. Channel numbers reflect how publishers get books into the marketplace, not retailers' revenue from consumers.
About StatShot Annual
Produced by AAP, StatShot Annual estimates the total size of the U.S. publishing industry by collecting sales data in dollars and units from nearly 1,800 active U.S. publishers. Data is collected directly from publishers, with the help of distributors.
Note: All figures represent publishers' net revenue from all distribution channels (these are not retailer/consumer sales figures). StatShot Annual captures publishers' aggregated net revenue from the formats we are able to measure across the different categories.