Five Digital Publishing Leaders Weigh in on Industry’s Future

Here’s one short thought each from five industry leaders on where digital publishing is headed: “For the foreseeable future, we will operate in a hybrid print and digital world.” –Jonathan Nowell, President, Nielsen Book “Ebooks and digital media enable execution of …

Kindle Unlimited a Mixed Blessing for Authors

Authors’ payout per read declines as Kindle Unlimited subscriptions increase, young adult and children’s titles still driving trade sales, Kobo and HarperCollins partner on ebook bundling program in Australia and much more.

Blurb Plays Publishing Matchmaker

The platform offers authors a “Dream Team” of recommended publishing experts, evaluating the changing self-publishing landscape, Amazon Publishing loses top editor to Penguin Press, subscription e-textbooks and much more.

Young Adult Sales Strong in First Half of 2014

What’s driving recent sales figures, ebook growth flattens out in Canada, tensions swirl during Amazon’s author retreat, Kindle Voyage shipments delayed, Apple’s antitrust compliance record, UK cracks down on ebook piracy and more.

Ebooks, Children’s Titles Grow in 2014

Overall revenues are up slightly for U.S. trade books, according to monthly and year-to-date figures released today by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). AAP’s StatShot program, which covers publishers’ net earnings from distribution channels rather than retailers, indicates 3.9% …

U.S. Ebook Sales at $3 Billion

Revenues flattening out as predicted, Simon & Schuster widens ebook access for libraries, five tips for digital publishing start-ups, Forgotten Books launches subscription services and much more.

BookStats: Ebooks Flat in 2013

Ebook revenue in the U.S. leveled off at $3 billion, according to a new report released today. The BookStats report, from the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group, confirmed earlier reports from the AAP and anecdotal …

BISG Pulls Out of Deal With AAP on BookStats Annual Report

[Press Releases] AAP Statement on BISG Withdrawal from BookStats Joint Venture On June 19, the Book Industry Study Group Board voted not to renew its joint agreement with the Association of American Publishers to continue as co-producers of the annual …

Adult Ebook Sales Flat in September and Year-to-Date

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 …

Why Publishers Are Making a Push for EPUB3 Now

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. …

AAP Supports Ambitious EPUB3 Plan

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 …

Ebooks up Modestly in First Quarter 2013

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 Rising Abroad For American Publishers

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 …

Ebook Revenue Growth Stalling Out? Ebooks Flat in January

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.

Adult Trade Ebook Growth Increases 41% in Oct. to $103.7 Million

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.

Children’s Ebooks up 89% in July, Adult up 48%

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.

Foreign E-Book Sales Increase 333% For U.S. Publishers in 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.