Fast Stats: Ebook Spending Slows as Print Clings to Majority Share
This summer Bowker released its 2013 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics and Buying Behaviors Annual Review, a comprehensive consumer-based report analyzing the latest trends in print, ebook and genre sales across wide-ranging demographics. Here are some highlights from the 115 page report.
Who’s selling: Amazon led book retailers with a 44% share of book spending last year, up 5% from 2011. Barnes and Noble was a distant second with a 19% share, but the company lost 7% since 2011. The drop may be a result of increased reliance on print sales with ebook spending at B&N down 2% last year.