One silver lining of the pandemic — printed book sales are making a comeback. Over the last few months, Publishers Weekly reports:

  • Total print sales in 2020 rose 8.2% over 2019.
  • In the first 6 months of 2021, sales are up 18.5% YoY from 2020.
  • Adult fiction has seen the largest growth of any category, rising 30.7%.

Within the adult fiction category, graphic novels are exploding, with H1 2021 sales growing 178% YoY to 16.2m copies.