Trade Publishing Increases Nearly 7%, Ebooks Grow Nearly 45%, According to "BookStats" Industry Survey for 2012
Adult fiction dominates eBook growth but Children’s/YA fiction has increased dramatically in the past year. [See Chart 3]
Consumers love to read and want books in all the formats available to them
While eBooks keep growing, hardcover and trade paperback formats continued to hold steady in 2012. The audiobook format, which has shown momentum over the past few years with the rise of mobile devices and interest in purchasing quality downloadable content for them, also remains solid. [See Chart 4]
Since its debut edition covering 2008-2010, BookStats has been a co-production of the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group. Volume 3 captures net revenue and units for all key publishing categories, sectors, formats and main genres, providing a five-year historical track that encompasses the digital transition. It also examines trends in publishers’ sales channels including retail, institutional and other categories.
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