US ebook sales up in May
For some reason the AAP decided to hide the specific figures for May, but I dug up the older numbers and did the math myself. Year-to-Date sales were $389.7M, which doesn’t really tell you much besides the fact that it’s a big increase (160%) over the first 5 months of last year ($389.7m vs $149.8m).
but when you subtract the first 4 months ($72.8m+69+90.3+69.9, April- January), you’ll find that the actual May ebook sales were $87.7 million, and that’s a significant increase over April ($72.8m). And this occurred in a shrinking print market ($2967.5 Million vs $3128.4M, -5.1%), which makes the ebook figures that much more impressive.