State Of The Book Nation

“There were $10 billion worth of books sold last year, a negligible slip of 0.02 percent over 2005. One of the encouraging signs was the adult hardcover (not that kind of “adult”) segment, which showed a 4.1 percent increase. Adult paperbacks posted an 8.5 percent rise for the year. On the down side, books for young and high school readers seemed to be losing ground.”