Choice Books News

  • Choice Books (CB) sold 5,801,145 books in 2016, the highest number of books sold in CB history. Since the previous annual sales record of 5.55 million books set in 2008, book sales have hovered between 5 and 5.5 million books each year.

  • According to Publishers Weekly, “Unit sales of print books rose 3.3% in 2016 over the previous year, making it the third-straight year of print growth. Total print unit sales hit 674 million. Most print formats had an outstanding year...

  • Choice Books set over 2,500 Christmas displays including over 2,300 cardboard floor displays and about 150 tables. Over 96,000 books sold from these promotional displays during the holiday season.

  • Sales of adult trade books dropped 2.8% in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers...the religion category had a sales gain in the period, with sales up 10.4%.

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