Ebook Growth Continues Slowdown Through August 2012, Children’s up ‘Only’ 50%, Adult 34%

Ebook growth continued to slow slightly across the book trade in August as children’s ebooks retreated from an early year surge that saw the segment up in triple digits. Children’s ebook sales only grew by about 50% in August; ebooks sales for adult trade books was up 34%, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers.

Despite the slowdown, year-to-date growth numbers for children’s ebooks remain strong at 196% to $177 million.

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