e-book sales

Think e-book sales are slumping? Think again

By Chris Meadows
January 6, 2014 // 3 Comments

In his latest column in the Irish Times, Eoin Purcell addresses the myth of the “e-book slump” that has been promulgated in the last few months. The apparent “slump” can be explained by the absence of new smash hits like The Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey that gave the previous [...]

Are E-Book Sales Declining in Canada?

By libertyc
May 22, 2013 // 4 Comments

An interesting report is circulating the book blogs, alleging that e-book sales in Canada are down almost five percent. I’ve seen reporting on the Booknet Canada report on at least 3 blogs (for example, here and here and here, but nobody seems quite sure what to make of it. [...]

Apple: Collusion on E-Book Pricing or Just Tough Talks?

By libertyc
May 16, 2013 // 5 Comments

The New York Times and Reuters ran articles recently that tell opposing stories about Apple’s role in agency pricing. In the Times story, the Justice Department paints a picture of Apple as the ringleader of agency pricing. In the Reuters story, Apple insists that it just had tough talks with [...]

E-Retailers now accounting for nearly half of book sales

By libertyc
March 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

We’ve finally tipped the balance, according to a recent Bowkers study. In the U.S., through November, in 2012, almost 44 percent of books were sold online, versus almost 32 percent sold in large retail chains, independent bookstores, other mass merchandisers and supermarkets. No, they [...]

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