eBook Sales Grew by 35% in Japan in 2014, Tops $1 Billion for the First Time

The Impress Research Institute announced a new report yesterday with estimates for the Japanese ebook market. The full report won’t be released until the end of next month, but the highlights released today tell us that the Japanese ebook market reached 126.6 billion yen last year (up from an estimated 93.6 billion yen in 2013). If you… Read More »

AAP Launches New Annual Market Stats Estimate, Reports eBook Volume Flat in 2014

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has just debuted a new annual estimate of the US book market. StatShot Annual (not to be confused with the monthly StatShot report or the now retired BookStats program) is based on the reported annual revenues of some 1,800 US publishers. It shows that the total US book market (including  trade and… Read More »

New Author Earning Report Doesn’t  Explain the AAP’s Drop in eBook Revenues in January

The latest Author Earnings Report is out today, like the earlier reports it is going to instigate more arguments than it will settle. The May 2015 report is based on a survey and analysis of the top 200,000 titles on the Kindle Store best-seller lists, and among the other details it revealed was an unsurprising trend in the price… Read More »

AAP Revises January 2015 Revenue Estimates, Trade Revenues Now up 5%, eBook Revenues Still Down

The Association of American Publishers has some egg on their faces this Monday afternoon. Citing technical errors stemming from new PRH reporting procedures, the AAP has released revised stats for their Statshot report for January, correcting the stats released last Wednesday. Rather than staying flat, trade book revenues were up 5% in January. eBook revenues were still down… Read More »