E-book Sales Skyrocket in June
E-book sales continued their sharp uptick in June, according to the latest statistics from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), which showed a 132-percent increase in trade e-book sales over June 2008. Sales for the month of June totaled $14 million. Year-to-date sales are now up 149.3 percent and the first two quarters of 2009 have already surpassed the total of all 2008 wholesale trade sales.
It's worth noting that these sales figures are just a snapshot of the entire e-book market, as they are comprised of numbers from "approximately 12 to 15 trade publishers," according to IDPF Executive Director Michael Smith, who also estimates that "rretail numbers may be as much as double the above figures due to industry wholesale discounts."