Say goodbye to the go-go years of fast-paced ebook growth — at least for now. Ebook growth, once in the triple and double digits, with no signs of abating, has slowed to a crawl in 2013.
What has been a worrying trend for ebook publishers in the U.S. continued through September 2013, according to the latest report from the Association of American Publishers. Ebook sales in the month were up 3.5% versus the same period last …
In a reversal of trends in recent years, ebook growth is basically flat in the U.S. while hardcover books are selling much better this year than last. According to the latest numbers from the Association of American publishers, adult ebook …
Revenue growth for adult trade ebooks is continuing to slow down through the first half of this year. For January through June, adult trade ebook revenue was $647.7 million, up 4.8% from $618 million a year ago, according to the …
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A sharp decline in revenue generated by children’s ebook publishing is dragging down overall results for trade publishing in 2013, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers.
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced a major initiative to accelerate adoption of EPUB3 earlier this week. This latest version of EPUB, the widely used open standard format for digital publications, is based on the latest Web Standards including HTML5. …
While retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple seem set on an ebook strategy involving custom file formats essentially creating “walled gardens” where readers can buy and read books but have a tougher time importing and exporting them, publishers …
Ebook revenue growth in the U.S. has slowed in 2013 afters years of double- and triple-digit gains. Ebook revenues for trade publishing grew 5% in the first quarter of 2013 to $393.6 million. Ebooks now account for over a quarter of trade book revenue.
Ebook revenues for American publishers selling the digital content abroad are rising — both in aggregate and as a percentage of overall international book publishing revenues. According to the latest data from the Association of American Publishers, revenues for American …
Continuing a trend started in the middle of 2012, ebook revenue gains continue to slow in early 2013. In January, the latest month for which data is available, ebook revenue was up 0.7% to $130.2 million, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers. Adult trade across the board was down 1.5% to $503.1 million.
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The books are closed on 2012, so to speak, when it comes to tracking book sales; and ebooks made big gains, according to the latest data from the Association of American Publishers.
Sales of adult trade ebooks continued to slow in Nov. 2012, according to new numbers from the Association of American Publishers.
The trend of more moderate growth for ebooks in the U.S. in 2012 abated slightly in Oct. as sales of adult trade ebooks were up 41% versus the same period last year — more than the 30.7% growth ebooks showed in Sept. It’s still much less than the triple-digit sales growth seen in ebooks in previous years. Growth in children’s ebooks continued to moderate to a 42.4% growth rate in the month, retreating from early-year triple-digit gains.
Ebook growth continued to slow slightly across the book trade in August as children’s ebooks retreated from an early year surge that saw the segment up in triple digits. Children’s ebook sales only grew by about 50% in August; ebooks sales for adult trade books was up 34%, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers.
Readers who borrow ebooks from libraries also buy books at an impressive clip — and their buying has accelerated, according to a new survey.
Growth in children’s ebook publishing revenues in the U.S. showed signs of slowing from a stupendous rate earlier in the year, perhaps affected by the Hunger Games ebook sales tapering off. Adult trade ebook growth in July was in line with figures from the rest of the year which show a steep drop-off from triple-digit growth rates of the past few years, according to new figures from the Association of American Publishers.
Sales of children’s e-books made huge strides in the first half of the year even as growth in adult trade e-books slowed, according to the latest publishing sales numbers from the Association of American Publishers. Revenues for trade paperback books sagged, presumably losing sales to e-book buyers.
Patience has run out for librarians around the unsolved issue of e-book lending at libraries, according to American Library Association president Maureen Sullivan.
Children’s e-book revenues continued to surge in the Spring even as overall e-book growth was slowing, according to the most recent data on U.S. trade publishing sales from the Association of American Publishers.
E-book revenue in March across adult, children and young adult and religious titles was up nearly 50% as digital publishing continues to grow across the book business. Downloaded audio books for adults were also up nearly 50%. Overall, revenue in the book trade was down in the March 2012 versus March 2011.
Sales of e-books by U.S. publishers to readers in other countries increased to $21.5 million in 2011 from $4.9 million in 2010, a 333% increase, according to a report released today from the Association of American Publishers. At the same time, print sales by U.S. publishers for foreign readers increased by 2.3% to $335.9 million.
Children’s and religious e-books continued their precipitous rise in February after leading the trade to record January revenue numbers.
Total trade revenues were up to $503.5 million in January 2012 from $396 million in January 2011, a 27.1% increase, according to the latest figures from the Association of American Publishers. E-books led the way with $128.8 million in revenue in January 2012 versus $73.2 million in January 2011, a 76% increase.