Well, now, this one is unexpected...
Oh, not the indie vs tradpub breakdowns--those mirror Kindle, as generally expected:
More striking, though, is the market share gained by indie authors. If you scrolled through Nook’s genre bestseller lists, and tallied each book and how it was published, you would find that over half are now self-published.
While Nook’s e-book market share is much smaller than Amazon’s overall, it is just as indie-friendly as the Kindle store. And the daily royalty share going to indies is nearly twice as large as the share going to Penguin Random House authors. In fact, indies seem to be on their way to overtaking the Big 5 combined, just as they have on Amazon.
But, comparing their February Nook look to the new July numbers...
One thing of note with the last three sets of charts is that Hachette titles have suffered on the Nook store over the past five months. It’s possible the ongoing negotiations between Amazon and Hachette are impacting their sales on other digital retail outlets.
Hachette has... uhmm... declined... from 9% of Nook total sales to 7%...
Good thing there is a massive exodus of buyers from Amazon.