US Publishing Revenue Survey, 2015

I thought these numbers were interesting:

Total sales by format

Downloaded audio: $552 million
eBooks: $2.84 billion
Paperback books: $5.23 billion
Hardback books: $5.40 billion


Number of units sold by format

Physical Audio & Downloaded Audio: 81 million
eBook: 424 million
Paperback & Mass Market: 1.18 billion
Hardback: 577 million


U.S. Publishing Industry’s Annual Survey Reveals Nearly $28 Billion in Revenue in 2015





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