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

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The first 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. ...

New AAP Stats Show that the US eBook Market Saw Excellent Growth in 2013

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The American Association of Publishers released the year-end StatShot report for the US book market today, and it had good news for ebook enthusiasts. The overall book market (as reported by the 1200 odd publishers who submit data to the AAP) was down about 1% from 2012 (to $7.01 billion from $7.07 billion), with the adult ...

Digital Revenue up 33% at Hachette US, Now 30% of Total Revenue

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The French publishing conglomerate Lagardère released their year end financial reports  on Wednesday, and even though there was a noticeable lack of specific info on digital a few details were released. Lagardère reported that total revenue for all units dropped to €7.2 billion euros in 2013, down 1.3% from 2012. The net income was €1.3 billion, ...

B&N Reports Digital Sales Down 50%, But It’s Okay Because They Have a New Tablet in the Works

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Barnes & Noble released their latest quarterly financial report today, and the news is as bad as one could imagine. Sales were down slightly in the retail stores and in the college bookstores, which is bad enough, but sales in the Nook Store dropped through the floor. B&N reported their third quarter earnings (for the quarter ...

Russian, Brazilian, and Dutch eBook Markets Reached New Highs in 2013

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Pundits might still be debating as to whether the US ebook market grew in 2013, but the record is clear that the global ebook market as a whole grew in 2013. In addition to a report that the German ebook market was exepcted to double in size by the end of 2013, there is also news ...

B&N Reports 2014 Holiday Sales Decline Not Quite as Bad as Last Year’s Sales Decline

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Barnes & Noble put out a new press release today which touted their performance over the 2014 holiday season, and about the best you can say is that the decline in sales this year wasn't as large as the decline in sales last year. The news still isn't good, though. Sales via B&N's stores dropped 6.6% ...