In het jaar 2010 bleken er 3x zoveel (hun rekenen audio luisterboeken ook onder deze categorie) ebooks verkocht te zijn IN AMERIKA als in 2009.
Deze cijfers werden vrijgegeven door The Association of American Publishers, in een persbericht dat hier te vinden is : http://www.publishers.org/press/30/
In hetzelfde persbericht word ook verteld dat vanaf februari 2011 het zelfs zo is dat er meer digitale boeken worden verkocht dan enige andere categorie (zoals paperback of hardcover).
Voor de liefhebbers nog wat cijfertjes :
Other highlights in the February 2011 report (all February 2011 vs February 2010 unless otherwise noted):
- Digital categories:
E-Book sales were $90.3 Million, growing 202.3% vs February 2010. Downloaded Audiobooks were $6.9M, an increase of 36.7%.
- Trade categories:
Adult Trade categories combined (Hardcover, Paperback and Mass Market) were $156.8M, down 34.4%. Children’s/Young Adult categories combined (Hardcover and Paperback) were $58.5M, a decline of 16.1%
- *Year-to-date 2011 vs YTD 2010: E-Books increased by 169.4% while all categories combined of print Trade books declined by 24.8%
- Religious books:
February sales of $48.5M were an increase of 5.5%; this reflects growth as well in the category for year-to-date, up 6.1% to $93.9M.
- Education categories:
Higher Education sales for YTD (January and February 2011) were $406.9M, down slightly by 5.6% vs YTD 2010. In K-12, YTD sales were $173M, declining 8.9% from 2010.
- Professional/Scholarly categories:
Total sales for professional books and journals were $42.9M, a slight drop of 3.6% vs February 2010. Combined sales of University Press (hardcover and paperback) were $6.7M, falling 6% vs last year.