55% of YA Books Bought by Adults

I’m sure this comes as no surprise to most of you…

From a Publishers Weekly Article that came out today:

More than half the consumers of books classified for young adults aren’t all that young. According to a new study, fully 55% of buyers of works that publishers designate for kids aged 12 to 17 — known as YA books — are 18 or older, with the largest segment aged 30 to 44. Accounting for 28% of sales, these adults aren’t just purchasing for others — when asked about the intended recipient, they report that 78% of the time they are purchasing books for their own reading.

Read the full article here: Publishers Weekly.

Let’s hear it for all the other adults who like me love to read Young Adult!