does anybody.jpegReceived the following question from librarian Ned Heeger-Brehm:

I follow your blog with great interest and I particularly appreciate the sales information you pass along. For my own clarification, when the Association of American Publishers report that “Ebook sales up 176.6% in 2009” does that include eaudibooks or just ebooks? I’ve wondered the same thing about the IDPF statistics reported at


  1. Why wouldn’t they include audiobook downloads, like Audible and Overdrive in the numbers? Pbook, eBook, Audiobook are all pretty specific categories I would think.

    I suppose the only way to be 100% sure is to ask them directly, but I can’t imagine why audiobook downloads wouldn’t be included with audiobook CD’s and MP3 CD’s.

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