|09-23-2009, 11:20 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
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July ebook sales figures announced
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) just released the sales figures for the domestic US market (press release). The total net book sales are up 2% at 1.54 billion dollars. Ebook sales, on the other hand, are up 213% over last July at 16.2 million dollars. (Ebook sales in June were 14 million dollars.)
|09-23-2009, 11:54 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spaniard in Sweden
Device: Cybook Orizon, Kobo Aura
It could be interesting to compare number of books and benefits too.
By the way does the "total" include ebooks? That makes it:
1524 million dollars in paper and audio books
16 million dollars in ebooks
calculating back the "previous figures":
16 / 3.13 = 5.2 million dollars in ebooks
1504 /1.02 = 1510 million dollars in paper and audio books
that results in an increase of only 1% in paper and audio books.
Last edited by Jellby; 09-23-2009 at 12:00 PM.
|09-23-2009, 07:13 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: Kobo H2O / Aura HD / Glo / iPad3
I keep hearing how ebooks are such a small percentage of the market that the publishers don't care about them but I must be interpreting this wrong. I have to assume that most of the ebooks that are sold are in the adult category.
Adult Hardcover sales were $88.7 million vs $16.2 million so 18.2% of hard cover sales
Adult Mass market sales were $68.2 million vs $16.2 million so 23.7% of mass market sales
|09-23-2009, 07:51 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone5, etc
I didn't actually go back and look, but it seems like ebooks are gaining 1-2% market share every month or two.
|09-24-2009, 12:17 PM||#5|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Surrey, UK
Device: Google Nexus 7, Kobo Touch, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Elonex EB500
It'll be interesting to see the figures in a couple of months when the effect of the geographic restrictions start hitting people.
I can't use fictionwise for any new releases and much of the back catalog anymore because i live in the UK.
Just had to get Fictionwise to refund my last order due to this - but then again it might get counted as a sale first.
It'll start hitting most of us outside the US.
|09-24-2009, 12:27 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA
Device: Nokia N800, PRS-505, Nook STR Glowlight
the geographic restrictions really suck. I'm in the US, but so far, several of the ebooks I've bought are ones from the UK. It is a global economy now, so why not sell to those with money to buy?
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