Fiction sales figures by genre for 2013 – some surprises!Posted: November 2, 2014
Bookstat just released the sales figures by adult fiction genres for 2013. The surprise is that Mysteries came in lower than Literary fiction–at least according to this information. (I’m not sure what the genre called “general” is!)
1 – Thrillers ($1.088 billion)
2 -Romance ($1.079 Billion)
3 – General ($810 million)
4- Literary ($548 million)
5- Mystery & detective ($442 million)
6 -Fantasy ($377 million)
Another valuable source of information about sales by genre can be found at authorearnings.com This site reports quarterly and provides various kinds of data for authors. Their rankings by genre differ slightly from this.
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