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  • “Sales of print books for the first six months of 2015 were running just about even with the same period in 2014 at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan. Units inched up 0.3% in the period, to more than 286 million.”

  • “Christian fiction readers read more than the national average and are more frequent book buyers. Nearly 50% of Christian fiction readers read more than 10 books annually; by comparison, only 36% of American adults read more than 10 books per year..."

  • “Unit sales of print books rose 3% in the quarter ended April 5, 2015, compared to the first quarter of 2014, at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan. All four of the major categories had an increase in the period, including adult fiction."

  • “Total revenue for the 1,209 publishers who submit figures to the Association of American Publisher’s StatShot program rose 4.9% in 2014 to $15.72 billion, the association reported."

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