Survey Shows Publishing Expanded Since 2008 – NYTimes.com

Survey Shows Publishing Expanded Since 2008 – NYTimes.com

The publishing industry has expanded in the past three years as Americans increasingly turned to e-books and juvenile and adult fiction, according to a new survey of thousands of publishers, retailers and distributors that challenges the doom and gloom that tends to dominate discussions of the industry’s health.

Growth was evident in trade, academic, and professional areas of the market. Higher education was particularly strong, as were juvenile books, a market area that includes YA (young adult) fiction, and ebooks. “One of the strongest growth areas was adult fiction, which had a revenue increase of 8.8 percent over three years.”