Children’s and Young Adult Drive Book Sales for 2014

The AAP reports book sales for 2014 rose 4.9% to $15.72 billion compared to 2013, driven by children’s and YA books, up 20.8% to $1.9 billion for the year. The post Children’s and Young Adult Drive Book Sales for 2014 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

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Licensing Drives a Quarter of Children’s Book Sales, Says New Research

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