Trade Publishing Increases Nearly 7%, Ebooks Grow Nearly 45%, According to “BookStats” Industry Survey for 2012

The US Trade publishing industry – which produces general-interest fiction and non-fiction for adults, children and young adults – experienced significant overall growth in 2012, with eBooks increasing 45% over the past year while hardcovers and paperbacks held steady, according to the just-released BookStats Volume 3, the most comprehensive survey capturing the size and scope of the US book publishing industry.

According to BookStats, total net revenue for the Trade publishing sector was $15.049 Billion in 2012, an increase of +6.9% over 2011.  The overall US publishing industry – including Trade as well as K-12 School, Higher Education and Professional/Scholarly Publishing, – was $27.124 Billion for 2012.