digital sales

UK Publishers Association tracks rising digital sales

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 22, 2014 // 2 Comments

The UK Publishers Association  has just shared its latest Digital Sales Monitor, tracking sales till end April 2014, which demonstrates that UK “digital sales increased from £119.9m [$204.78 million] from January-April 2013 to £132.5m [$226.3 million] in the same period this year, a rise [...]

New Smashwords Survey gives more tips, stats on self-publishing sales

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

As one more contribution to the author earnings and self-publishing debate, alongside the UK Society of Authors, the UK ALCS, and Hugh Howey’s AuthorEarnings, we have the 2014 Smashwords Survey from Mark Coker’s Smashwords. Available in full via Slideshare, the Survey examines [...]

Veronica Mars movie will release simultaneously to theaters and on-line

By Chris Meadows
February 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Veronica Mars Kickstarted movie is set to make its big-screen debut on 270 screens across the United States next month—and when it does, it will be available for on-line digital purchase and rental at the same time. This is unprecedented for a movie from one of Hollywood’s six major [...]

First UK Bookseller Monthly E-Book Sales Ranking Puts Erotica on Top

By libertyc
August 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

UK book trade bible The Bookseller has just released the first in its recently-announced new monthly e-book sales rankings, “the first ever [UK] e-book chart that includes publisher-supplied volume sales numbers,” for June e-book sales in the UK. And topping the list is “Entwined [...]

UK's The Bookseller reinvents wheel, launches monthly e-book ranking

By libertyc
July 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

In a move surprising only for its incredible tardiness, UK book trade bible The Bookseller has announced that it will henceforth carry monthly e-book sales rankings, due to launch in the last week of July with June sales figures. The new monthly ranking, which The Bookseller describes as, an [...]

Library advocates, used merchandise vendors lobby for digital ownership rights

By libertyc
November 13, 2012 // 3 Comments

In his Copyright and Technology Blog, Bill Rosenblatt has an interesting column looking at the Owners’ Rights Initiative, a lobbying coalition of interested parties who have united under the slogan “you bought it, you own it,” seeking to promote the right to resell digital property. The group [...]

Simon & Schuster digital revenue up

By libertyc
May 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

According to Paid Content S&S had a 233 percent increase in digital publishing revenue for Q1, to $12 million from $3.6 million. Digital now makes up 7.9 percent of S&S revenue. Here’s a video of S&S Chief Digital Officer Elinor Hirschorn explaining the company’s [...]

In the UK digital book sales rise to 5% of total sales

By libertyc
April 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook is reporting that digital sales increased 27% over the two years to 2009, says the Bookseller. This represents 4-5% of the combined physical and digital sales of UK publishers. In general consumer titles nearly half were from ebook downloads and in [...]

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