eBook sales half full? Latest stats on US ebook sales

Posted by Marianne Calihanna on Dec 1, 2011 4:19:00 PM

US ebook salesAccording 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?


Topics: ebooks, revenue

Batter up, Publishers! Really Strategies will be at SSP in Boston.

Posted by Sarah Silveri on May 20, 2011 9:00:00 AM


RSuite is exhibiting at booth #34 from June 1st through the 3rd at The Society for Scholarly Publishing (#SSP)!


Schedule your time with us today and see how publishers have done the following things with RSuite:

  • reduced book production time-to-market by 8 weeks
  • automated aggregation and distribution of journal articles to licensing clients
  • Increased website traffic by more than 35%
  • and much more

Tweet about us at #SSP using the #RSuite hashtag.

Topics: RSuite, CMS for publishers, ebooks, publishing, CMS, publishing industry, book publishing, revenue, book publishers, metadata, really strategies inc, STM publishers, journal publishers

EBooks are #1 Format According to Association of American Publishers

Posted by Marianne Calihanna on Apr 20, 2011 5:10:00 PM

ebooksAccording 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?

Topics: ebooks, publishing, revenue

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