Association of American Publishers

eBooks … By the Numbers
September 1, 2010

Year-to-date sales of U.S. trade e-books sold through wholesale channels show an increase of more than 204 percent over sales through June 2009.

Kindle Sales Have Tripled With Lower Price, Says Bezos
July 20, 2010

(Press Release) Seattle, Jul 19, 2010 (Business Wire)—Millions of people are already reading on Kindles and Kindle is the #1 bestselling item on for two years running. It's also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Today, announced that Kindle device unit sales accelerated each month in the second quarter—both on a sequential month-over-month basis and on a year-over-year basis.

IDPF Working Group Improving on EPUB Format for E-books
July 16, 2010

With the steady increase in e-books sales and the growing demand from consumers for this format, many publishers have had to adjust their business models and production processes to provide their books as e-books. According to May sales figures released this week by the Association of American Publishers and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), e-book sales increased nearly 163 percent for the month, and year-to-date e-book sales increased 207.4 percent over the same period last year.

eBooks ... By the Numbers
May 1, 2010

According to Simba Information's "Trade E-Book Publishing 2010" report, drawing data from a nationally representative survey, an estimated 9 percent of the U.S. adult population bought at least one e-book in 2009 (compared to an estimated 8 percent in 2008).