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E-book sales almost doubled and online book sales rose 21.3% in 2012

 

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Between 2011 and 2012, e-book sales in the U.S. increased 44.2%, according to a preliminary year-end report released Wednesday by Bookstats, a joint statistics project between the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group. However, this increase in e-book sales does not seem to have caused a decrease in print sales.

E-book sales accounted for 20% of trade book sales revenue in 2012, which rose 6.9% overall, the report states. Trade books are books found at traditional bookstores and online retail booksellers.

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