Quiet Paper Still Makes Noise in the Market

As a daily reader of books across a range of subjects, I am among the consumers who drove a 4.5 percent increase in printed book revenue last year and an overall total revenue increase of 5 percent in the consumer books industry from 2013 to 2016. The WSJ derived these figures from the Association of American Publishers who also reported that e-book sales in the United States decreased by 17 percent last year.