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New AAP Stats Show that the US eBook Market Saw Excellent Growth in 2013

April 1st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · AAP, ebook sales, statistics → 9 Comments

The American aapAssociation of Publishers released the year-end StatShot report for the US book market today, and it had good news for ebook enthusiasts.
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UK eBook Market Grew by 20% in 2013

March 19th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales, UK → 2 Comments

Nielsen hasamazon-kindle-uk revealed today that ebook purchases in the UK rose by 20% in 2013, with self-published titles making up one sale in five.

The details were released at the at the Nielsen Books & Consumers Conference on Wednesday, and according to Nielsen researcher Steve Bohme the UK ebook market reached £300 £80 million in 2013. eBooks accounted for about 1 in 4 book purchases last year, but they also represented a far smaller share of the market than one might assume.
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Digital Revenue up 33% at Hachette US, Now 30% of Total Revenue

March 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales, statistics → 1 Comment

TheHachette-Book-Group-LARGE11[1] French publishing conglomerate Lagardère released their year end financial reports  on Wednesday, and even though there was a noticeable lack of specific info on digital a few details were released.
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B&N Reports Digital Sales Down 50%, But It’s Okay Because They Have a New Tablet in the Works

February 26th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble, ebook sales, ebookstore news, hardware news → 20 Comments

Barnes & Noblebarnes noble logo released their latest quarterly financial report today, and the news is as bad as one could imagine. Sales were down slightly in the retail stores and in the college bookstores, which is bad enough, but sales in the Nook Store dropped through the floor.
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Russian, Brazilian, and Dutch eBook Markets Reached New Highs in 2013

January 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Brazil, ebook sales, Global, Netherlands, Russia → 4 Comments

Pundits4956221465_bc16d97bcd[1] might still be debating as to whether the US ebook market grew in 2013, but the record is clear that the global ebook market as a whole grew in 2013.

In addition to a report that the German ebook market was exepcted to double in size by the end of 2013, there is also news today that the Brazilian, Dutch, and Russian ebook markets also saw excellent growth over the past calendar year.
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B&N Reports 2014 Holiday Sales Decline Not Quite as Bad as Last Year’s Sales Decline

January 9th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble, ebook sales → 33 Comments

Barnesbarnes noble logo & Noble put out a new press release today which touted their performance over the 2014 holiday season, and about the best you can say is that the decline in sales this year wasn’t as large as the decline in sales last year.
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If the eBook Market is Flattening Out Then Why did Smashwords’s Revenues Grow by a Third in 2013?

January 6th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · AAP, ebook sales, Smashwords → 2 Comments

Eoin Purcell 482[1]has a new post up on the Irish Times website in which he argues that the supposed slump in ebook sales is a myth, but unfortunately he doesn’t go far enough. He makes many of the same arguments that I made in August 2013, and while they are still valid today they are also incomplete:
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eBook Royalty Calculator Tells You When You’ll Get Paid And How Much

December 26th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales, ebook tools, Indie, publishing news → 4 Comments

Indie authorsebook royalty calculator are used to making back of the envelope calculations on when and how much they’ll be paid, but thanks to a nifty new royalty calculator a lot of the guesswork is over.
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New Estimates Show That Amazon’s eBook Market Share is Shrinking in Germany

December 17th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, ebook sales, Germany → 3 Comments

Ask Tolino-Shine-300x199[1]most publishing industry pundits and they’ll tell you that Amazon dominates 4 ebook markets: US, UK, Germany, and Australia. If current trends continue that list could be knocked down to 3.
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Indie Authors Are Getting Clobbered by Big Name eBook Discounts – But Not For The Reason You Think

December 10th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales, publishing news → 47 Comments

If you’ve ebook-best-seller-pricing-aug-2012-to-nov-2013[1]been following ebook news over the past 6 months then you’ve noticed that ebook prices have tended to drop. In fact, the average prices of ebook bestseller lists have shown a fairly consistent downward trend for the past year as more and more titles exit agency price controls and enter the free market.
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