Author Earnings Report Confirms What We Had Long Suspected: $10 eBooks do Earn More than $15 eBooks

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 »

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

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 »

US Digital Comics Sales Reached $90 Million in 2013

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:

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

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 »

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

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.