Sales from the 1,361 publishers that reported data to AAP were up 3.7% in January over January 2019. In the trade segments, sales of adult books rose 0.6%, while sales in the children’s/YA category rose 7.3%. In adult trade, mass market paperback sales fell 20.5% in the month, and sales of hardcovers were down 4.4%. Downloadable audio sales increased 14.3%, a solid gain but at a somewhat slower pace than the format has enjoyed in recent years. Downloadable audio accounted for 12% of adult sales in January 2020 compared to 11% in January 2019. The AAP added audio to the children’s/YA category in 2020. Sales of the format increased 16.4% in January over 2019, accounting for 2.5% of category sales. Board books had the largest increase in the month, up 12.3%.