Print book sales soared in 2020
Publishers Weekly ran an interesting story last week about book sales in 2020; contrary to conventional wisdom, books are selling pretty well. 191 million ebooks contributed to the surge, but, surprisingly, print sales also shot up meaningfully.
"Print sales rose 8.2% over 2019, the largest annual increase since 2005, and the print total of 751 million units sold was the highest since 2009, the year before e-books started to become a meaningful part of the book business."
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