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Kindle eBook Sales 12% of Amazon Book Revenue for Titles in...

According to an Amazon insider, of the books that are available in eform, 12% of those sales at Amazon are Kindle sales. On an industry wide scale, ebook sales make up only a single digit market share so Amazon would be exceeding the industry scale if the insider’s tip is true.

It’s difficult to know what this means to the publishing industry as a whole other than Amazon, an increasingly powerful player in the market, is dedicated to ebooks and the promotion of ebooks.

Via Teleread.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. DS
    Jul 10, 2008 @ 14:54:46

    Math gives me a pain. At All Things D interview Jeff Bezos said: the Kindle is now responsible for 6 percent of the sales of the titles sold by Amazon on Kindle and in print.

    Quite a few titles are only available on Amazon in Kindle format and I don’t know how they count books where the physical book is only available on Amazon from the secondary market. So I guess it could be 12% of sales and it does sound like a lot of books.

  2. Rob Ottaway
    Aug 06, 2008 @ 11:55:36

    DS, I think that 12% is of the whole of ebook sales, not books in general. So maybe 6% of total books sales could be right?

    Thank you for the update Jane, I am very interested in hearing the real dope on Kindle and ebooks at Amazon!

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