Tag Archives: US Ebook market
$15 billion industry, growing 3%-4%yr on an average (2009)
AAP: Estimates Trade eBook Sales in US to be $54M
Japan: $82M eBook trade on cellphonesin 2006 in only five years (The Economist)
Korea: $150M in 2006 from $59M in 2005
Are forecasted to grow from ~$150 M in 2008 to ~ $550M in 2011
E-books saw a 24.1% increase in 2007, with a compound growth rate of 65 % since 2002.”
– News release from the Association of American Publishers.
• American e-book sales in 2007, up by “12-15 trade publishers,” jumped to $31.7 million or 23.6 % higher than in 2006.
The Association of American Publishers estimates that sales of e-books jumped 68.4 percent in 2008 and further increased to 177 percent to $96.6 million in August 2009.
Looking at the bigger picture, the association noted that e-books account for only 1.5 percent of the $6.8 billion books sales of 2009. However, they don’t discredit the fact that e-books’ growth rate is outpacing hardcover sales.
Estimated U.S. consumer e-book purchases in 2010: 6 million
Estimated U.S. consumer e-book purchases in 2009: 3 million
Number of downloads of public library e-books and other virtual library content in 2009: 19 million
Number of downloads 2003-2008: 10 million
Increase in new users in 2009 from 2008: 36 percent