E-Book Sales Soar as Traditional Book Sales Decline

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Apr 29, 2011.

By Maura on Apr 29, 2011 at 1:26 PM
  1. Maura

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    Engadget reports today on figures published by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) which show that sales of e-books and downloaded audiobooks continue to grow. According to the report, US sales of e-books generated approximately $90.3 million in revenue in February, which was triple the figure reported in January. During the same period, the sales of printed books fell by 34 percent. This marks a growth of 202.3 percent for e-books compared to February 2010. The report also shows that for February 2011, e-books ranked as the #1 format among all categories of Trade publishing, which includes books for both adults and children. AAP puts this February surge down to strong post-holiday e-book buying from those who got book readers and iPads as presents.

    Source: E-book sales triple year-over-year, paper books decline in every category -- Engadget


Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Apr 29, 2011.

    1. Spink10
      I like paper.
    2. j0yful
      doubtful, ebooks are a lot more expensive,. and a rip off imo.
    3. Iamdcfierce
      I love reading e-books, sometimes I read on my Kindle and sometimes on my iPad
    4. Hayles66
      Sorry guys but all my books are ebooks now because I have an attic full of paper books and lugging them to another house just does not appeal to me! In my experience, ebooks aren't expensive if you look around all the sites but I have to say Amazon Kindle tends to be the best price.
    5. DontUnderstandMyIpad
      I am mostly buying ebooks, too. During the past year 23, compared to 5 normal books.

      Ebooks are more convenient and easier to travel. The last time I moved overseas, most of my books got left behind, due to space and transportation issues, so I now buy primarily ebooks, they can always come with me.
    6. j0yful
      I do love the convenience of ebooks, I have them on my ipad. I just dont think it could rival the sales of books in papers. I dont quite understand why ebooks has to be priced more than papers.:confused:
    7. Hayles66
      I expect the price of ebooks will come down, the more people buy them. How else can you carry 1000's of books in your hand. This was the one biggest selling factor for me buying the iPad, oh, and the fact that I could read it! iPod Touch's are a tad too small for my older eyes!
    8. DontUnderstandMyIpad
      It depends on where you live.

      For example in Germany, there is a very nasty little thing called 'book price control'. It was all worked out before the ebooks, but essentially what it does, is that it forces the book prices to be at a certain level and all same books, but in different medium need to have the same price. It would be illegal for a publishing house to offer an ebook for less than a paperback.

      Luckily most English speaking countries have more lax book regulations.
    9. j0yful

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