Sales in the children’s/young adult category fell 32.1% in February 2015 compared to last February, according to figures released by the AAP as part of its StatShot program. In the segment, sales fell by double-digits in all formats with the biggest decline coming in e-book sales which dropped 46.5%. For the first two months of 2015, adult book sales were down 7.5% and sales of children’s/young adult titles were off 15.5%. Results are based on sales from 1,210 publishers who supply data to AAP’s StatShot program.
(Comparisons of $ sales against same periods in 2014)