SALES OF EBOOKS comprise more than one-fifth of of the US industry’s net revenue last year, according to a new survey from the Association of American Publishers. That’s up from just 0.05 percent 10 years prior, when the AAP first began keeping track of ebook sales, and up from 16.98 percent in 2011.
The categories that saw the biggest increase in ebook revenues included adult fiction, adult nonfiction, and religious books. Even more encouraging, the overall net revenue for the US publishing industry was $7.1 billion, up 6.2 percent from 2011.
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On the horizon, the growth of ebook sales has slowed in the past three years and may be plateauing, as PaidContent points out. And sales of e-readers are declining as those devices are supplanted by tablets.
Nonetheless, more people are shifting to digital versions of books and newspapers.
Bernie Goldbach teaches e-publishing at the Limerick Institute of Technology.