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.

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

-+*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… Read More »

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

-+*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… Read More »