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February E-book Sales Skyrocket

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Publisher's Weekly reports that ebook sales increased at a higher rate in February than they did in January. 

According to the American Associate of Publishers (AAP), ebook sales increased 202 percent, raking in $90 million. 

February wasn't so good to other forms of books, which all saw declines. Adult hardcover fell 43 percent to $46 million and mass market paperback plunged 41.5 percent to $29 million.

The AAP believes the ebook gains are the result of people loading ebooks onto the e-readers they received for the holidays.

Whatever the reason, according to Publishers Weekly, ebook sales for the first two months of 2011  equalled sales of trade paperbacks for that period.

3 comments:

Eve Langlais said...

I stopped buying paperbacks entirely in the last few months. It's cheaper and easier for me to buy ebooks. And I've discovered some fantastic indie writers as a result

Kate L. said...

I buy more ebooks than I used to but some paperbacks are still cheaper at places like Target and Wegman's which offer books at 25 percent off the list price. I buy and read so many books, I usually go for the lowest price.

Diana Quincy said...

Eve: I do enjoy ebooks but I don't think I will entirely give up paperbacks. I find myself switching back and forth between the two.

Kate: I'm like you. I'll go for the least expensive in whatever format.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, ladies!

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