US publishers sold 825.7 million print books in 2021, up 8.9% from the previous year, but Pew statistics It shows that the share of Americans reading print books remained flat over that period, with readers increasingly picking up on e-books and audiobooks.
US print book sales grew 67.8 million in 2021, with adult fiction sales up 25.5% and adult nonfiction sales up 4.4% in 2021, according to data collected by market research firm NPD&. Reported By publishers weekly,
However, according to a Pew study published Thursday, the proportion of American adults who read print books held steady at 65%, as did the proportion reading books in any format at 75%.
The typical, or average, American adult read five books during 2021, a number that remains roughly consistent Since Pew began tracking reading habits in 2011.
On the other hand, Pew found that 30% of US adults read at least one e-book in 2021, up 5 percent from the previous year.
Some print bestsellers attribute their success to digital influences – a 30.7% print sales gain in the young adult fiction category driven by activity on BookTok, a community of TikTok users who post about books, publishers weekly Reported.