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Turning the corner? E-book revenue props up publishing industry

 

 

First published on http://www.deseretnews.com

E-book sales are soaring — especially in genres like adult fiction and children’s/young adult — according to a new survey of the publishing industry.

BookStats, jointly launched in 2011 by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group,released select results Wednesday from the third annual report in its history. The survey covered the calendar year 2012.

“E-books grew 45 percent since 2011 and now constitute 20 percent of the Trade market, playing an integral role in 2012 Trade revenue,” BookStats reported via press release. “The most pivotal driver of e-books remains Adult Fiction, with Children’s/Young Adult also showing strong numbers.”

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