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UK Publishing has record year up 7% to £4.8bn
Figures released today by the Publishers Association shows that 2016 was a record breaking year for the publishing industry with sales of books and journals reaching £4.8bn, their highest ever level.

The increase in sales of 7% on the previous year is the largest growth in a decade, when in 2007 digital was first included.
publishing  books  ebooks  sales  revenues  growth  Publishers  2017 
april 2017 by inspiral
How eBooks lost their shine: 'Kindles now look clunky and unhip' | Books | The Guardian
Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes, with sales of ebooks plunging. So what’s behind this resurgence?
books  publishing  growth  eBooks  Kindle  review  trends  Guardian  2017 
april 2017 by inspiral
Ebook Sales Dip Amid a Rising UK Book Market - eMarketer
Books sales in the UK rose 6% last year, according to Nielsen data, buoyed by increased purchases of physical books. In the digital realm, ebook sales fell by 4%, but ecommerce expanded its share of the country’s overall book business.
eBooks  books  publishing  sales  Nielsen  UK  eMarketer  2017 
march 2017 by inspiral
Books Stubbornly Refused to Be Disrupted, and It Worked - Bloomberg View
The rise of print book sales and decline in ebooks in 2015 was no accident. Last year, the trend continued, and self-publishing in electronic form no longer seemed as good a bet as in previous years. In 2016, the unit sales of printed books in the U.S. increased by 3.3 percent. That's not unusual, except this year, the publishing industry didn't produce any runaway bestsellers like 2015's "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins, and only a handful of books, mostly from previous years, sold more than 1 million copies.
books  eBooks  sales  review  US  Bloomberg  2017 
january 2017 by inspiral
The Future of Libraries Has Little to Do with Books | GOOD
In a digital age that has left book publishers reeling, libraries in the world’s major cities seem poised for a comeback, though it’s one that has very little to do with books. The Independent Library Report—published in December by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media, and Sport—found that libraries across the nation are re-inventing themselves by increasingly becoming “vibrant and attractive community hubs,” focusing on the “need to create digital literacy—and in an ideal world, digital fluency.”
libraries  trends  forecast  eBooks  digitalliteracy  review  GOOD  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead
“E-books were this rocket ship going straight up,” said Len Vlahos, a former executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a nonprofit research group that tracks the publishing industry. “Just about everybody you talked to thought we were going the way of digital music.”

But the digital apocalypse never arrived, or at least not on schedule. While analysts once predicted that e-books would overtake print by 2015, digital sales have instead slowed sharply.

Now, there are signs that some e-book adopters are returning to print, or becoming hybrid readers, who juggle devices and paper. E-book sales fell by 10 percent in the first five months of this year, according to the Association of American Publishers, which collects data from nearly 1,200 publishers. Digital books accounted last year for around 20 percent of the market, roughly the same as they did a few years ago.
publishing  eBooks  sales  decline  books  review  NYTimes  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House Don't Want to Talk About Their eBook Sales | The Digital Reader
In past years the Big Five/Six touted their ebook sales as a percentage of total revenue. You sometimes had to dig for the details, but they were there to be found.

That changed this week. Something tells me that they aren't quite so eager to let us in on just how poor their ebook sales have been since they regained control of their ebook prices in early 2015.
publishing  eBooks  books  decline  review  TheDigitalReader  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Romance Makes up 4% of Print, and 45% of eBook Sales | The Digital Reader
He revealed to attendees what many had long suspected: romance titles dominate the US ebook market. As you can see from the slide below, romance titles make up 4.4% of print sales (according to Nielsen) and 45% of ebook sales (according the Author Earnings Report).

Yes, 89% of romance sales in the US are digital, and much of that goes to indie authors rather than publishers.
eBooks  eReaders  genre  statistics  TheDigitalReader  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
A May 2016 look at Big Five ebook pricing – Author Earnings
In May, the ebook prices of the Big Five’s most-heavily-promoted frontlist launches were still largely in the $12.99–$14.99 range. But once you move past that visible tip of the iceberg, a broader look at the prices of all 157,000 Big Five ebooks in our May dataset revealed a significant shift.

The average price of a Big Five ebook had dropped from $10.31 in January 2016 to $8.67 in May 2016. This definitely caught our eye.
eBooks  Kindle  prices  decline  review  research  AuthorEarnings  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
B2B Content Marketing: 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends— North America
 70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago, even those who say they are
least effective (58%) and those without any type of strategy (56%).
 Measurement is a key area where B2B marketers are struggling: Only 21% say they are successful at tracking ROI; however, having a documented strategy helps (35% of those with a strategy say they are successful).
 Once again, infographics was the tactic that had the greatest increase in usage (from 51% last year to 62% this year).
 94% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to distribute content, making it the social media platform used most often (they also say it’s the most effective social media platform).
 58% of B2B marketers use search engine marketing, making it the paid method used most often to promote/distribute content (they also say it’s the most effective paid method).
 More B2B marketers say they are challenged with finding trained content marketing professionals this year (32%) than last year (10%).
B2B  research  usage  effectiveness  metrics  socialmedia  LinkedIn  Twitter  Youtube  Facebook  Vimeo  Google+  SlideShare  Pinterest  Instagram  eventsbasedmarketing  webinar  blogging  casestudies  whitepapers  emailmarketing  ebooks  microsite  USA  MarketingProfs  ContentMarketingInstitute  2015  contentmarketing 
october 2015 by inspiral
Waterstones is removing Kindles from stores | The Bookseller
Waterstones is removing Amazon’s Kindle devices from many of it stores as sales “continue to be pitiful”.

The company’s m.d James Daunt said there had been no sign of a “bounce” in Kindle sales, so the company was “taking the display space back” to use for physical books instead. 
Waterstones  Kindle  eBooks  retail  Amazon  TheBookseller  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
Will digital books ever replace print? – Craig Mod – Aeon
As our hardware has grown more powerful and our screens more capable, our book-reading software has largely stagnated
eBooks  critique  books  publishing  Kindle  Aeon  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
Disconfirming Ebooks - Stratechery by Ben Thompson
My ultimate takeaway — and this is very much subject to revision, as a static theory is a worthless one — is that that final point, modularization, is critical. For Aggregation Theory to fully transform an industry it is not only necessary that some core aspect of the incumbents’ offering be digitized, but also that it be modularized into something that is cheaper and lends itself to a better user experience. Ebooks are digital but beyond that they’re not much different than books, and so, at least for now, the industry is a lot less different than many of us expected.
publishing  eBooks  books  critique  AggregationTheory  review  Stratechery  2015 
september 2015 by inspiral
Twitter / IanMaude: Young people prefer digital ...
Young people prefer digital books and newspapers, mature readers sticking to print
books  publishing  ebooks  newspapers  webjournalism  demographics  UK  Ofcom  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Should you have a right to sell your ebooks and digital music? — Tech News and Analysis
How should the first sale doctrine apply to digital goods? Members of Congress came to New York to hear the opinions of publishing executives, librarians and others.
intellectualproperty  ebooks  digitalmedia  secondhand  GigaOm  2014 
june 2014 by inspiral

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