From Publishers Weekly:
E-book sales had their smallest increase of the year in July, while the adult hardcover segment had one of its strongest months, according to the AAP’s monthly sales report. E-book sales from 17 reporting publishers rose 105.3% in the month, to $82.6 million. Adult hardcover sales from 14 reporting publishers rose 33.9% in July, to $91.2 million. Despite the strong July performance, adult hardcover sales were down 17.8% for the seven month period, while e-book sales were up 152.8%, to $560.5 million.
More info in the article.
…E-book sales from 17 reporting publishers rose 105.3% in the month…
Does anyone know for sure what this is supposed to mean?
My **guess** is that they are comparing July 2011 to July 2010, but I could be wrong.
Only 17 publishers ?