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Overall Book Sales Down but Ebook Sales Up

According to the Association of American Publishers, net book sales fell in 2006 .2%. Certain segments were up such as ebooks which increased 24.1%, adult paperbacks 8.5% and adult mass markets 4.6%.

Down were children’s/YA hardcovers (29%); audiobooks (11.7%); and religious books (10.2%). I don’t know whether the audiobooks takes into consideration the downloaded audiobooks or the fiction inspirationals.

Via Shelf Awareness.

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. Alessia Brio
    Feb 08, 2007 @ 10:48:46

    I can’t help but be pleased at the spike in eBook sales!

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