Sales of ebooks for fiction more often than not top 50% of the total sales
I wanted to get a handle on two things: where we are now in terms of books sold in stores versus books sold other ways and whether the transition from print to digital consumption is slowing down.
The picture I got from nine smart and well-informed agents seems to confirm that:
* sales of ebooks for fiction more often than not top 50% of the total sales, in both the hardcover life and the paperback;
* sales of ebooks for immersive non-fiction are at something like half the percentage of fiction;
* illustrated books do a lot less in their digital editions, which usually struggle to reach 10% of the sale;