With ebook sales both up and down at major US publishers, no one knows exactly what is going on with the US ebook market. The same cannot be said for the Netherlands. A new report from GfK revealed that the Dutch book market shrank in the second quarter, while the ebook market grew. Sales of… Read More »
When Amazon released their latest statement in their contract dispute with Hachette a couple days ago, one point they raised was that $9.99 ebooks sold more copies than $14.99 (1.74 times as many, in fact). This tied in with basic market economic theory, and it also fits with past data from Smashwords. And now I… Read More »
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… Read More »
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:
The 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… Read More »
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.