Among the adult categories, hardcover sales rose 3.0% in the quarter, while trade paperback sales fell 2.8%. Mass market paperback continued to struggle in the quarter with sales off 12.9%. Spokenword audio had a mixed first quarter with physical audio sales down 11.3%, while digital downloads increases 24.3%. Sales of religious books rose 1.8%.
StatShot figures are based on sales reports from 1,218 publishers.