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Reading Habits Statistics : Who Reads eBooks?

Reading Habits Statistics : Who Reads eBooks?

Reading Habits Statistics : Who Reads eBooks? By Patricia de Hemricourt   As we saw last week, the penetration rate of ebooks in the US is currently reaching about 20% of the population. Now, that is a steep increase from the 2.7% penetration rate of 2009, and it is still growing. So, who are those early adopters? Lets have a look at the reading habit statistics below to find out. First, let’s have a look at the economic brackets that … Read entire article »

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Publishing Statistics 2013 : eBook or Print Book

Publishing Statistics 2013 : eBook or Print Book

Publishing Statistics 2013 : eBook or Print Book By Patricia de Hemricourt Ever wondered whether you could get away with publishing your book in ebook format only and eschew the trouble of formatting it for POD (Print on Demand – we do hope that, as a self-publisher, you do not even consider any other form of printing your book, as any other option implies storing the printed books and handling the shipping etc. )? Well it appears that, … Read entire article »

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The unstoppable rise of the audio-book

The unstoppable rise of the audio-book

The unstoppable rise of the audio-book According to a survey conducted by the Audio Publisher Association (APA) published last December, the size of the market for audio-books has grown to $1.2 billion for 2013. This is up from $800 million in 2011 and $1 billion in 2012, a steady and consistent growth. Most interestingly, the new audio-book consumers are more likely to opt for listening from a downloadable source than from a CD. Downloadable audio-books represented 29% of … Read entire article »

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US self-published writers earn an average of $520 per year

US self-published writers earn an average of $520 per year

US self-published writers earn an average of $520 per year Two days ago, we published a post about  sales figures for export book sales revenue for US Publishers comparing 2010 to 2011. This, of course, covers only books, whether print or digital, published by traditional and a portion of Indie publishers, but does not tackle the amount of books sold by self-publishers. This is where a bit of math comes in handy. Let’s compare the figures of the … Read entire article »

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Publishing Statistics – eBook Sales’ Rise Benefits Print Book Sales

Publishing Statistics – eBook Sales’ Rise Benefits Print Book Sales

Publishing Statistics – eBook Sales’ Rise Benefits Print Book Sales   According to a report published by the American Association of Publishers , the exponential rise in ebook sales in the last few years did not harm print book sales, on the contrary. The print book sales are also on the increase, albeit considerably less than the ebook sales. The report covers the difference in ebook sales and print book sales figures between 2010 and 2011 deriving from US publishers … Read entire article »

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