E-Book Sales Up 43 Percent From Last Year

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 15, 2013 // 2 Comments

The numbers of e-books sold every year continues to rise, and publishers are making more money from them, too. Data from the annual BookStats study released by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group on Wednesday May 15 showed 457 million e-books were sold last [...]

E-books accounted for 23% of revenue for U.S. publishers in December

By Susan Lulgjuraj
April 11, 2013 // 2 Comments

Last year was a positive one for U.S. trade publishers, according to the Association of American Publishers‘ newest “StatShot” monthly report for December 2012. Digital Book World has an extensive breakdown of the statistics from the report. Most notably, e-books accounted for 23 percent [...]

Morning Links — E-Book Sales Are Up

By Joanna Cabot
February 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Children’s and YA Revenue up Nearly 22% (Galley Cat) AAP Reports eBook Sales Up 46% in 2012 (The Digital Reader) eBooks Represent 17% of Sales At Penguin (App Newser) Librarian Cites ‘Concerning’ Trends in Digital Collection Development (The Digital Shift) Kindle Daily Deals: [...]

After seven years, Google book scanning litigation ends

By Dan Eldridge
October 10, 2012 // 4 Comments

We were remiss in not mentioning that Google and the Association of American Publishers managed to reach a settlement last week in the controversial and long-running Google book scanning case. According to a statement released by the APP on October 4, the bottom line is this: The settlement [...]

Ebook sales up, but slower; traditional book sales fall

By Paul Biba
February 28, 2012 // 4 Comments

From Shelf Awareness: In December, net book sales fell 3.5%, to $1.52 billion, as reported by 77 publishers to the Association of American Publishers. E-books, which rose 72.1% over December 2010, gained the most of any category, but continued to grow at a slower rate than the category’s [...]

Ebook sales up again, paper sales down

By Paul Biba
December 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

According to the Association of American Publishers, ebook sales doubled in September and were up 137% for the first nine months of 2011.  For Septermber ebook revenues (which are always understated because not all publishers report to them) were $80.3 million and $727.7 million for the first nine [...]

Ebook sales doubled in July

By Paul Biba
October 14, 2011 // 2 Comments

From Publishers Weekly: E-book sales had their smallest  increase of the year in July, while the adult hardcover segment had one of its strongest months, according to the AAP’s monthly sales report. E-book sales from 17 reporting publishers rose 105.3% in the month, to $82.6 million. Adult [...]

American Academy of Pediatrics launches iPad app to access AAP ebookstore

By Paul Biba
September 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the press release: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a 62,000-member organization dedicated to the health of children, today announced the debut of an app for the Apple iPad that provides instant mobile access to the entire AAP eBook collection. The AAP eBookstore app for the iPad can [...]

Ebook sales continue to grow says the AAP – up 115% January on January

By Paul Biba
March 17, 2011 // 4 Comments

Here are the monthly details from the Association of American Publishers: Figures for the first month of the new year show that E-book net sales increased by 115.8% vs January 2010 (from $32.4 Million to $69.9M). Sales of Downloadable Audio Books also rose by 8.8% vs the previous year ($6.0M to [...]

Ebook sales continue to break records with a 164% gain in 2010

By Paul Biba
February 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Here’s the info from the press release. As usual, the actual numbers will be higher because not every publisher reports to the AAP. • E-books grew a dramatic +164.8 percent in December 2010 vs the previous year ($49.5 Million vs $18.7M). In the AAP’s ninth year of tracking this category, [...]

Ebook sales rise 130% in November

By Paul Biba
January 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

The 14 publishers who report to the Association of American Publishers’ sales report said that ebook sales rose 127.9%. According to Publishers Weekly: The gain was below the year-to-date average which has e-book sales ahead 165.6% through November, but was better than the 112.4% increase [...]

Ebook sales hold steady at almost 9% of trade book sales says AAP

By Paul Biba
December 8, 2010 // 7 Comments

From the press release: E-book sales from participating reporting publishers continue to grow, with a 112.4 percent increase over October 2009 ($40.7 million) compared to $19.2 million in October 2009. January-October 2010 year-to-date E-book sales are up 171.3 percent reaching $345.3 million [...]

Quick Note: Ebook sales up 162% in May

By Paul Biba
July 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Publishers Weekly is reporting the following statistics from the AAP: e-book sales rose 162.8% in May, to $29.3 million, at the 13 publishers that report results to AAP’s monthly sales report. Sales for the first five months of the year increased 207.4%, to $148.3 million. In some other trade [...]

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