Tag Archive - eBooks

EBook Statistics Update

Since we’re about halfway into 2012, I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the eBook statistics (and ereader stats) coming out. Christopher Maselli, on his blog in May, gave a pretty exciting list of statistics that should confirm that eBooks are not only here to stay but are gaining strength. To look at his sources, which he lists quite specifically (which is great), take a look at the original post he did did on Ebooks, Amazon Kindle, and Apple iPad. But I’ve listed here the stats I find particularly interesting (and exciting): Continue Reading…

Digital Publishing–A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Today’s guest post is by best-selling author and indie publisher Bob Mayer, who shares cutting-edge news about the digital explosion in publishing at his blog Write it Forward.

When I spoke at writers’ conferences in years past, people would ask me to sum up the publishing industry. I would say: “Slow. Technophobic.”

Those words were eerily prescient as traditional publishing not only failed to see the rise of digital books, they’re still hanging on to their old ways of doing things by their fingernails. I’m even seeing articles, blogs, and announcements that eBooks have plateaued and the storm has been weathered and let’s go back to business as usual. Continue Reading…

Is the Publishing Game Really “Still a Lot Like It Was”?

An article by Bob Minzesheimer in a January issue of USA Today brought out some statistics about some of the novels on USA Today‘s Best-Selling Books list, which tracks combined sales of eBook and print editions. The latest list, based on sales data from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, shows a huge increase of digital book sales after e-readers were unwrapped as gifts: for 42 of the top 50 titles, the eBook editions were the most popular format. The previous high, in July, was 25 of the top 50. In the article Michael Norris, an analyst with Simba Information, a market research firm, is quoted as estimating that one in five US adults are reading eBooks on a variety of devices, from dedicated e-readers to tablets (like the Kindle Fire) that can be used to download movies, music, video games and more. Continue Reading…

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