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Ebook sales accounted for 22.5 percent of book industry's revenue in 2012

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Apr 2013 19:26 User comments (1)

Ebook sales accounted for 22.5 percent of book industry's revenue in 2012 According to new figures from the Association of American Publishers, ebook sales have taken a significant share of book industry revenues.
Ebook accounted for 22.5 percent of overall revenue in 2012, up from 16.98 percent in 2011.

The biggest winners within the ebook world were adult fiction, adult nonfiction and religion. Overall, the industry saw a nice boost in revenue, up 6.2 percent from 2011 to $7.1 billion.

The report was not all roses, however, as it showed the growth slowed and ebooks may be nearing a plateau that will be tough to cross.

Additionally, dedicated ereader sales are falling as more consumers begin to use their tablets and smartphones to read.

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116.4.2013 1:49

it's also because of this simple issue...

Ebook Readers 200.00 to 300.00 to even as high as 400.00 inexcusable price fixing.

Most people who have a ebook reader will keep theres and continue to just use it even if its black and white its a book not the wonderful world of color people

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