According to Mediabistro, September 2010 ebook sales were reported to be around $40M. This year, September sales are reported to be $80.3M.
Now the optimist in me is thrilled to see +100.9% growth in the ebook market.
The pessimist is bummed that September represents a 10% drop from August 2011 ebook sales of $89M.
The realist is reserving judgment and waiting to compare numbers after December 2011 sales have been tallied.
The capitalist is concerned that overall tradebook sales have declined -6.45% since 2010.
The nihilist wonders what do books, sales, and half-full glasses even matter.
And The Dude says, "Hey, nice marmot!"
What's your view on the latest sales metrics?
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According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) ebooks ranked as #1 format among all trade categories for the month of February. The stats track monthly and year-to-date publishers’ net sales revenue in all categories of commercial, education, professional and scholarly books and journals.
A couple potent highlights from the AAP report:
- February 2011, e-Books ranked as the #1 format (Adult Hardcover, Adult Paperback, Adult Mass Market, Children’s/Young Adult Hardcover, Children’s/Young Adult Paperback).
- January/February 2011 compared with January/February 2010---e-Books grew 169.4% to $164.1M
[Read more here]
If you're not generating ebooks, start. If you are generating ebooks, take a look at your back list and bring it forward.
Have any interesting metrics that you can share?