Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ebook Sales Still Soaring

From Publishers Weekly

E-book Sales Jump 172% in August

While sales in the print trade segments shrank in August, e-book sales had another strong month, jumping 172.4%, to $39 million, according to the 14 publishers that report sales to the AAP’s monthly sales estimates. For the year-to-date, e-book sales were up 192.9%, to $263 million. AAP said that of the approximately 19 publishers that report trade sales, revenue in the January to August period was $2.91 billion, making the $263 million e-book sales 9.0% of trade sales. At the end of 2009, e-book sales comprised 3.3% of trade sales. The mass market segment, where sales were down 14.3% in the first eight months of 2009, represented 15.1% of trade sales through August


Anonymous said...

*cheer, clap, whistle!*

More proof that e-publishing is where it's at!

Juliette Dupree said...

Yeah, I think at this point, the NY publishers who claim that ebooks will never catch on are akin to someone standing on the deck of the Titanic, asking the band to play louder in order to drown out the bothersome clatter of deck chairs sliding past them.