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E-Book Sales Up 43 Percent From Last Year
May 15, 2013 | 3:18 pm

E-BookThe numbers of e-books sold every year continues to rise, and publishers are making more money from them, too. Data from the annual BookStats study released by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group on Wednesday May 15 showed 457 million e-books were sold last year, accounting for 20 percent of all book sales reported by publishers. That’s up from 15 percent last year. Sales of fiction e-books rose by 42 percent in 2012, while the growth in sales of nonfiction e-books was just 22 percent. Perhaps most telling, however, was the fact the "e-book sales in the children’s...

E-books accounted for 23% of revenue for U.S. publishers in December
April 11, 2013 | 2:31 pm

Last year was a positive one for U.S. trade publishers, according to the Association of American Publishers' newest “StatShot” monthly report for December 2012. Digital Book World has an extensive breakdown of the statistics from the report. Most notably, e-books accounted for 23 percent of net revenues for 2012, which is up from 17 percent in 2011 and just one percent in 2010. U.S. publishers saw a net revenue gain of 6.2 percent ($7.1 billion) compared to 2011. The top categories were Adult Fiction/Non-Fiction and Children’s/Young Adults. Between those two categories and religious e-books, publishers gained a 41 percent increase in net revenue,...

Morning Links — E-Book Sales Are Up
February 26, 2013 | 8:49 am

Morning Links Children's and YA Revenue up Nearly 22% (Galley Cat) AAP Reports eBook Sales Up 46% in 2012 (The Digital Reader) eBooks Represent 17% of Sales At Penguin (App Newser) Librarian Cites 'Concerning' Trends in Digital Collection Development (The Digital Shift) Kindle Daily Deals: Guinness World Records 2013 (and 3 others)...

Google Books Deal Bolsters Dream of Universal Bookstore
October 11, 2012 | 9:50 pm

Google Books Library Project  Google's settlement with publishers is an important step toward making millions of rare and out-of-print books available online. Google’s deal to settle a seven-year conflict with five major publishers over the search giant’s book-scanning initiative is a milestone in the publishing industry’s grinding transition from print books to e-books. The pact, struck by Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP), does not address the underlying question of whether Google violated copyright law by scanning millions of books over the last several years. Both sides, apparently weary of legal wrangling, have agreed to disagree on that point. The deal also doesn’t affect an...

After seven years, Google book scanning litigation ends
October 10, 2012 | 1:00 pm

We were remiss in not mentioning that Google and the Association of American Publishers managed to reach a settlement last week in the controversial and long-running Google book scanning case. According to a statement released by the APP on October 4, the bottom line is this: The settlement acknowledges the rights and interests of copyright-holders. U.S. publishers can choose to make available or choose to remove their books and journals digitized by Google for its Library Project. Those deciding not to remove their works will have the option to receive a digital copy for their use. “We are pleased that this settlement addresses the...

Ebook sales up, but slower; traditional book sales fall
February 28, 2012 | 8:30 am

Images From Shelf Awareness: In December, net book sales fell 3.5%, to $1.52 billion, as reported by 77 publishers to the Association of American Publishers. E-books, which rose 72.1% over December 2010, gained the most of any category, but continued to grow at a slower rate than the category's triple-digit gains earlier in the year. Adult mass market had the biggest drop, falling 40.9% to the same period a year earlier. For the full year, net book sales fell 3.2%, to $11.276 billion. As in December, e-books were the strongest category, rising 117.3% while mass markets fell the most, down 35.9%. DECEMBER 2011 Category Sales % Change E-books $85...

Ebook sales up again, paper sales down
December 1, 2011 | 12:00 pm

According to the Association of American Publishers, ebook sales doubled in September and were up 137% for the first nine months of 2011.  For Septermber ebook revenues (which are always understated because not all publishers report to them) were $80.3 million and $727.7 million for the first nine months. Mass market paperbacks fell 54.3% in September and trade paperbacks were flat.  Hardcover sales were down 18%....

Ebook sales doubled in July
October 14, 2011 | 11:51 am

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....

American Academy of Pediatrics launches iPad app to access AAP ebookstore
September 1, 2011 | 9:23 am

Screen Shot 2011 09 01 at 9 22 35 AM From the press release: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a 62,000-member organization dedicated to the health of children, today announced the debut of an app for the Apple iPad that provides instant mobile access to the entire AAP eBook collection. The AAP eBookstore app for the iPad can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store by clicking here http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aap-ebooks/id448911068?mt=8. The app was custom-developed for the iPad by Impelsys, AAP’s eBooks technology partner and a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions. “Our partnership with Impelsys has produced another innovation for the professionals and researchers...

Google Books Settlement statements of: AAP, Open Book Alliance, Nat. Fed. of the Blind
March 22, 2011 | 7:30 pm

Association of American Publishers: Washington, DC, March 22, 2011 —Speaking on behalf of the publisher plaintiffs (The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; Pearson Education, Inc; Penguin Group (USA) Inc.; Simon & Schuster, Inc.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Association of American Publishers, Inc.; Harlequin Enterprises Limited; Macmillan Publishers Limited; Melbourne University Publishing Limited; The Text Publishing Company), John Sargent, Chief Executive Officer, Macmillan, issued the statement below. It references the Judge’s decision which noted: “…The motion for final approval of the ASA is denied, without prejudice to renewal in the event the parties...

Ebook sales continue to grow says the AAP – up 115% January on January
March 17, 2011 | 11:01 am

Screen shot 2011 03 17 at 11 00 56 AMHere are the monthly details from the Association of American Publishers: Figures for the first month of the new year show that E-book net sales increased by 115.8% vs January 2010 (from $32.4 Million to $69.9M). Sales of Downloadable Audio Books also rose by 8.8% vs the previous year ($6.0M to $6.5M). As AAP reported last month in its December 2010 monthly report and full 2010 analysis, E-book sales have increased annually and significantly in all nine years of tracking the category. Among the other highlights of the January 2011 report: Total books...

Ebook sales continue to break records with a 164% gain in 2010
February 17, 2011 | 4:21 pm

Screen shot 2011 02 17 at 4 19 49 PMHere's the info from the press release. As usual, the actual numbers will be higher because not every publisher reports to the AAP. • E-books grew a dramatic +164.8 percent in December 2010 vs the previous year ($49.5 Million vs $18.7M). In the AAP’s ninth year of tracking this category, E-books once again increased significantly on an annual basis, up +164.4 percent for 2010 vs 2009 ($441.3M vs $166.9M). E-book sales represented 8.32 percent of the trade book market in 2010 vs 3.20 percent the previous year. A chart tracking nine years of E-book sales is included below. • Books on...