Increase in sales of LGBTQ books in the United States, especially in YA

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NPD BookScan recently shared a report showing a surge in LGBTQ book sales in the United States.

The increase was led by young adult novels, particularly books like Adam Silvera’s They Both Die at the End, which saw the largest gains, and Alice Oseman’s Hearstopper. Although the increase has not been as large, sales of LGBTQ books have also increased for adult fiction, with books like The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune, One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston and On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong in the lead.

“What was once considered a publishing niche is now becoming mainstream, with a number of titles topping national bestseller lists and books being shared among generations of readers. It’s something to celebrate today and every day. Kristen McLean, book industry analyst for NPD, said in response to the findings.

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