|04-03-2009, 04:56 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2007
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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...
The PDF showing the stats...
Related : IDPF Reports Wholesale US Ebook Revenues up 173%
Last edited by AnemicOak; 04-03-2009 at 05:46 PM.
|04-03-2009, 07:02 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, KDX Graphite, Surface Pro
Too bad J.K. Rowling doesn't need the money.
|04-03-2009, 07:08 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Paris, France
Device: eb1150 & is that a nook in her pocket, or she just happy to see you?
excellent news, thanks for the info !
|04-03-2009, 07:51 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Houston, TX, US
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPad
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.
|04-03-2009, 09:19 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: iPhone5, iPad Gen3, Kobo, Kindle Fire, Kobo Vox. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
Reminds me of the start of DVD sales.
|04-05-2009, 09:44 AM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Would be interesting to see sales statistics for different countries. I guess these numbers above are only about US.
|04-05-2009, 10:20 AM||#8|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3, Kobo Glo HD
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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