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BookStats, the “center for publishing market data” just released its 2012 report. The big news? Ebook sales doubled last year, especially in the adult fiction category. Even bigger, overall industry revenue showed a small increase.
I’m just wondering why it takes six months to report that news.
The 2012 report shows that adult fiction is dominated by e-book sales, outperforming paper and other categories, such as audiobooks. However, somewhat surprisingly in the age of Amazon, Kindle, and Nook, actual brick-and-mortar bookstores remained the primary distribution channel for publishers.
BookStats isn’t releasing more detail publicly, but that number must be decreasing.