aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

No doom and gloom: book sales were actually “impressive” in 2009

Tired of reading stories about how book sales are down?

A business mag article says, “Sales of adult fiction hardcover books rose 3% to 36 million units. Trade paperbacks in the category also grew their sales, to 79 million, an increase of 2% over the prior year. “Bottom line, it's really pretty impressive,” said Lorraine Shanley, a principal of consulting firm Market Partners International. “When you look at every other medium, and you look at books, and you see they held their own in one of the most difficult years we've had in a generation, that's good news.””

Read the good news here.

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