News & Trends: Fast Stats
53% Percentage that the number of RSS users increased between June 2007 and March 2008.
Source: Universal McCann
$3.4 million Amount of trade e-book sales for April 2008, a 19.9-percent increase over April 2007.
Source: Association of American Publishers/International Digital Publishing Forum
82% Percentage of readers who prefer curling up with a printed book to new reading technology. Eleven percent of respondents said they are comfortable reading books in other formats, such as online or with an e-book reader or PDA.
Source: 2008 Random House/Zogby Poll
$37.26 billion Total book publishers’ net revenues in 2007, up 4.4 percent over 2006’s total. Unit sales in 2007 reached nearly 3.127 billion.
Source: Book Industry Study Group’s “Trends 2008”