A new report says Christians are the new gay publishers.
The Christian Publishing Alliance’s report says Christian publishers have jumped to the forefront of the gay market in recent years, and are on a trajectory to become the new wave of gay bookstores.
The report, titled “New Gay Publishers: How Do They Work?,” finds that Christians have a “tremendous potential to drive the future of the industry.”
It notes that gay Christian publishers include authors, authors of nonfiction, and authors of memoirs.
The survey found that Christian publishers were among the top 10 publishers in sales of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) titles in 2013, with a whopping $1.3 billion in sales.
The survey also found that Christians are among the most likely to pay for ebooks.
The report says they pay $15.1 million for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ebooks in 2013.
Other categories of books also saw increases in the sales of LGBT-related books.
The study found that nonfiction books had the highest increase in sales, with more than $1 billion in revenues.
The LGBT category includes books such as memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, and autobiographies by nonfiction authors.
For more, read The Associated Press’ complete report, including details of the findings.