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Old 06-10-2009, 07:06 AM   #1
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E-Book sales continue to climb

According to the International Digital Publishing Forum (idpf) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP), E-Book sales have continued to show growth in an overall struggling industry, with more than 200% increase compared to last year.

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Trade E-Book sales were $12,100,000 for April, a 228.3% increase over April 2008 ($3,700,000).

Calendar Year to Date sales are up + 154.8%

Interesting to note it wasn’t until Q3 2008 that any quarter surpassed the $12,000,000 mark when total Q3 sales reached $13,900,000.

Previous high for any single month was March 2009 with wholesale trade sales of $10,000,000
View the complete statistics, historical data and information about the numbers here.

These figures only show part of the picture (see below) however they are extremely encouraging and tend to confirm that E-Books are finally coming into their own.
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Please keep in mind the following:

* This data represents United States revenues only
* This data represents only trade eBook sales via wholesale channels. Retail numbers may be as much as double the above figures due to industry wholesale discounts.
* This data represents only data submitted from approx. 12 to 15 trade publishers
* This data does not include library, educational or professional electronic sales
* The numbers reflect the wholesale revenues of publishers
* The definition used for reporting electronic book sales is "All books delivered electronically over the Internet OR to hand-held reading devices"
* The IDPF and AAP began collecting data together starting in Q1 2006
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:24 AM   #2
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Can you believe Dutch publishers, in a yearly study, put ebooks as number 1 in the top 3 of futureless developments?
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Can you believe Dutch publishers, in a yearly study, put ebooks as number 1 in the top 3 of futureless developments?
hm, do you think that is an example of "head in the sand" syndrome ?
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:39 AM   #4
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hm, do you think that is an example of "head in the sand" syndrome ?
No, I know it is...
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:45 AM   #5
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How can you throw out ebooks being number 1 and not mention 2 or 3? C'mon, you've got me curious now. What are the other ones?
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How can you throw out ebooks being number 1 and not mention 2 or 3? C'mon, you've got me curious now. What are the other ones?
No idea, they don't mention it... (and the results will be officially presented tomorrow).


But, a big deeper digging got me this:

61% of the Dutch publishers expect to be offering ebooks in 2011 (a rise of 37% over 2008), but they still see it as a hopeless case...

Publishers...
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"According to the International Digital Publishing Forum (idpf) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP), E-Book sales have continued to show growth in an overall struggling industry, with more than 200% increase compared to last year."

I'm afraid my Kindle purchases were largely responsible for this trend - esp. after I got my K2 in Q3 2008. Just can't stop punching that "Buy Now With One-Click" button!



P.S. I'm not Dutch
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:22 AM   #8
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Seriously though, didn't the Oprah show air in Q3 2008 - which led to the K1 sell-out? Presumably all those folks bought books too.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:15 AM   #9
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Jeff Bezos and Amazon got a patent for "Buy Now With One-Click" - he also reserved himself a special place in Hell. That button is evil...
I fear my credit cards paid for his reservation!
It is SO easy to click!

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Old 06-10-2009, 10:26 AM   #11
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Thank God that I do not have a Kindle... or I would be paying his room service bill.
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Thank God that I do not have a Kindle... or I would be paying his room service bill.
Not to mention the late-night raids on the mini-bar.

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:07 AM   #13
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egad! would that cover his adult-oriented pay-per-view?
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egad! would that cover his adult-oriented pay-per-view?

These would be paid by:
"Click, click, click - was it good for you?"

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H'm... A little more snooping suggests that e-books are taking up a big chunk of the market; Kindle books alone made up 10% of all book sales in Q1 2009.

Not sure what percent of revenues is ebooks, though....

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