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Old 04-03-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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E-book sales up 68.4% to $113 million in 2008

According to the Association of American Publishers sales reached $113 million in 2008, up 68.4%.

The PDF they posted uses 2002 as a base year and includes additional data for 2003-2008.

The report shows an overall compounded 57.8% growth for ebooks from 2002-2008 while other categories either lost or grew very little.

In 2002 ebook sales were $7,337,000.00

In 2003 ebook sales were $19,772,000.00 up 169.5%

In 2004 ebook sales were $30,271,000.00 up 53.1%

In 2005 ebook sales were $43,832,000.00 up 44.8%

In 2006 ebook sales were $54,396,000.00 up 24.1%

In 2007 ebook sales were $67,233,000.00 up 23.6%

in 2008 ebook sales were $113,220,000.00 up 68.4%


Thought this info would interest some of you. I know it's still nothing compared to pbook sales dollars wise, but it's encouraging just the same.



The original posting of the report...
http://www.publishers.org/main/Indus...2008_Stats.htm

The PDF showing the stats...
http://www.publishers.org/documents/S12008Final.pdf

Related : IDPF Reports Wholesale US Ebook Revenues up 173%

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Old 04-03-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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Too bad J.K. Rowling doesn't need the money.
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excellent news, thanks for the info !
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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Here's a plot of the ebook sales data. I wonder how accurate it is. Also, I see that in 2008, sales of hardbound books and audio books were down big time.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:19 PM   #5
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Reminds me of the start of DVD sales.
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Would be interesting to see sales statistics for different countries. I guess these numbers above are only about US.
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Yes, they are US figures.
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The sales figures are from US publishers.

I assume this means that they include Sony Store and Kindle sales. Also, probably worldwide ebook store sales by these publishers.
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