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New Estimates Put UK eBook Sales up 10% in the First Four Months of the Year

7970059980_f6418a9052_c[1]The UK Publishers Association revealed today that growth in ebook sales in the UK market outpaced the US market in the first part of 2014.

According to the Digital Sales Monitor April 2014, digital sales (including both ebooks and audiobooks) reached £132.5 million in the January-April period, up 10.5% from £119.9 million in the same period in 2013. The PA reports that digital sales represented 16% of total book sales, or about four times what they were 5 years ago. Continue reading

US Digital Comics Sales Reached $90 Million in 2013

8015843393_6701ed8039_c[1]The AAP may have reported that the trade ebook market remained flat in 2013, but the digital comics market still saw modest growth.

New estimates from ICV2 and Comichron, two comics industry trade news and data sources, show that the North American comic book market was worth $870 million in 2013. According to PW: Continue reading

New Report Shows US Trade Publishing Industry Revenues Dropped 1% in 2013

aapThe American Association of Publishers announced today that their latest annual BookStats report, which was produced in partnership with the BISG, is now for sale.

Like the 2012 report (released in May 2013), I don’t have the report but I do have the press release, and between this press release and other AAP data I have put together a few useful details, including: Continue reading

Self-Published eBooks Accounted for Half of the Growth of the UK eBook Market in 2013

3870644299_b8d93f0b10_b[1]What’s bigger than a bread box but smaller than your average Hollywood starlet’s wedding? The self-pub share of the UK ebook market, that’s what.

Neilsen Book revealed earlier this week that sales of self-published ebooks in the UK grew by 79% in 2013, reaching an estimated 18 million units sold and totaling around £59 million. Continue reading

Apple’s Share of the Tablet Market Fell Last Quarter to 32.5% as the Market Swelled

The idc_q1_2014_tabletsfirst quarter of 2014 is barely over and analysts are already making guesses about the number of tablets sold.

According to the latest figures from IDC, Apple’s dominance of the global tablet slipped last quarter. The gadget maker shipped 16.4 million tablets last quarter, down from around 19 million in the same period last year. Samsung came in a not too distant second place with an estimated 11.2 million tablets shipped, and the top 5 were filled out by Asus, Lenovo, and Amazon. Continue reading

UK eBook Market Grew by 20% in 2013

Nielsen hasamazon-kindle-uk revealed today that ebook purchases in the UK rose by 20% in 2013, with self-published titles making up one sale in five.

The details were released at the at the Nielsen Books & Consumers Conference on Wednesday, and according to Nielsen researcher Steve Bohme the UK ebook market reached £300 £80 million in 2013. eBooks accounted for about 1 in 4 book purchases last year, but they also represented a far smaller share of the market than one might assume. Continue reading