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ICv2 Reports Digital Comics Sales Nearly Tripled in 2012

August 12th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales → No Comments

26202IC82_GNs-xlg[1]Here’s a month old story that I missed at the time but is still worth covering.

ICv2 has released a new report on the state of the North American comics market. According to their estimates, sales of digital comics, graphic novels, and comic books reached $750 million last year, with digital comics accounting for about 9.3%.
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B&N Raises Prices on “Hot Summer Books” Sale – Dashes Hopes of Ever Seeing a Real eBook Price War

August 5th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales → 2 Comments

nook itunesB&N launched a sale last week in their UK Nook Store and it appears to have come to an abrupt end made a significant shift today.

The Bookseller beat me to the story, and they reported that:

On Nook, And The Mountains Echoed has risen to a price of £8.75, while Dead Man’s Time has risen to £7.79. Only four books remain at 99p, down from a list of dozens, with Hilary Boyd’s Thursdays in the Park (Quercus) and Paul Finch’s Sacrifice (HarperCollins) still listed as part of the offer.
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Nook, Kindle Launch Dueling eBook Sales in the UK – Sadly Not a Price War

July 31st, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales → No Comments

nook itunesBarnes & Noble launched a small sale earlier this week in their Nook UK Store, and evil, nefarious Amazon has decided to stab publishing in the heart once again by matching prices.
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Pearson Reports Digital, eBook Revenues Up in First Half of 2013

July 26th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · publishing news, statistics → No Comments

pearson-logo-on-white[1]The benevolent publishing conglomerate Pearson posted a 6 months earning report today, and digital content is seeing strong growth.

Pearson reports that in the past 6 months:
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US eBook Market Grew by 5% in Q1 2013, AAP Reports

July 16th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · AAP, ebook sales, statistics → 13 Comments

aapThe AAP has put out a new press release today with some tidbits on the the state of the US book market. The data is drawn from the StatShot report, and while I don’t have all the stats available but what I do have is a little startling.

Update: If you came to this post via one of the articles which argued ebook sales are flattening, don’t believe it. That conclusion is wrong, and I can prove it.
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eBooks Now 3% of the French Book Market

July 7th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales → 4 Comments

The past and Future of French eBook Reading Tech

The Past and Future of French eBook Reading Tech

eBooks might be seeing immense popularity in US and UK but they’re not having the same luck in France. There’s a new report out this week that shows that ebooks are still a negligible part of the french book market.

According to the latest report from the Syndical national de l’édition (SNE), ebook market share rose from 1% in 2011 to 3% this year. That is a rather small percentage when compared to the US (21.67% for 2012), or even the UK (10% ish for 2012), but still higher than the most recent estimates for Germany (2.4% for 2012).
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Japanese eBook Market Reaches New High in 2012 – $741 Million

June 27th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales → 3 Comments

00A5[1]A new report on the Japanese ebook market is due out next month and it looks like the market managed to grow in spite of what many see as widespread resistance.

According to the report the Japanese ebook market was worth 72.9 billion yen in 2012, an increase of 16% increase over the previous year. The 2011 Japanese ebook market was worth 62.9 billion yen, or about $639 million.
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eBooks Reached 2.4% of the German Book Market in 2012

June 13th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales → 4 Comments

3445987681_f8642012e7[1]The market research firm GfK has a new report out this morning with a new estimate of the German ebook market, and depending on how you look at it the report is either good news or bad news.

Gfk now believes that ebook sales accounted for 2.4% of the German book market in 2012. That is a significant increase over the estimated 1% market share in 2011, but it still falls far short of the growth seen in other markets.
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eBooks On the Decline in Canada? Now Only 12.9% of the Market

May 21st, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales → 19 Comments

BookNet_Canada[1]BookNet Canada has just announced the release of a new report on the Canadian book market. While I don’t have the funds to buy a copy, the press release does share a few details about what the Canadian book buyer is doing.
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Dutch eBook Sales Increased 44% Last Quarter

May 20th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook sales → 2 Comments

130517133709.GfK-Growth-from-knowledge.1.resized.200x0[1]The market research firm GfK has released new estimates for the Dutch book market, and ebooks were the one bright spot in a shrinking industry.

The Dutch book market was down 4.5% last quarter when compared to the same period in 2012, and it was down 20% from reported sales in the first quarter of 2010. The fiction segment saw a drop of 3.9%, while sales of informative non-fiction dropped by a mere 3 tenths of a percent.
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