E-Books are on the forefront of new digital technology. Data from the Kantar World Panel predicts that eBooks will overtake sales of print books with total sales expected to rise to 47 million units. This will put total eBook sales 300,000 ahead of their print equivalent. Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said:
“After five years, e-books [are] up approximately 70 percent from last year. In contrast, our physical book sales experienced the lowest December growth rate in our 17 years as a book seller, up just five percent.”
Over two million titles are available in Kindle format alone! According to Pew Research, the percentage of adults who read an eBook in the past year has risen to 28%, up from 23%. Don’t miss the boat!
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eBooks are on the forefront of new digital technology. Data from the Kantar World Panel predicts that eBooks will overtake sales of print books with total sales expected to rise to 47 million units. This will put total eBook sales 300,000 ahead of their print equivalent. Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said, “After five years, e-books [are] up approximately 70 percent from last year. In contrast, our physical book sales experienced the lowest December growth rate in our 17 years as a book seller, up just five percent.” Over two million titles are available in Kindle format.
As of February, 21% of Americans had read an eBook. Owners of e-readers read an average of eight books a year more than people without the devices.The most popular eBook reader, Amazon’s Kindle, is not just Oprah’s favorite thing. According to Amazon.com, “Kindle is our #1 bestselling item for two years running. It’s also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon. Throughout December, customers purchased well over 1 million Kindle devices per week.
- You can conveniently buy eBooks from your computer or reading devices while at home, work, or on the go
- Text or words can be searched, cross-referenced or looked up in a dictionary
- Because eBooks are compact electronic files, hundreds of books can be stored in the memory of your computer or reading device
- eBooks can be stored on several computers or portable devices, making them accessible from multiple places
- If you lose an eBook, you can easily replace it by re-downloading the title (up to the number of allowable times)
- Readers who have difficulty reading printed books can benefit from the adjustment of text size and font
- Most eBook reading devices allow reading in low light — even total darkness — with an included backlight
- Although electricity is required for reading, eBooks are not made of paper or ink, making them considerably greener than the print alternatives
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Christian Living Books uses Digital Rights Management. A publisher of an eBook, not the retailer, determines the level of restrictions to be applied to each eBook, including how many times the eBook can be downloaded for single purchase, and the number of devices to which the eBook can be transferred. If an eBook is encrypted, or copy-protected, the eBook can only be read on authorized computers or handheld devices by authorized users.
eBooks are the fastest-growing area of book sales, especially for youngsters
New data from the Association of American Publishers shows that a lot of y’all got e-readers over the holidays. Year-over-year, eBook sales have skyrocketed, especially for young adult and kids’ titles.
In January 2011, publishers sold 3.9 million children’s and young adults eBooks. One year later, that monthly sales figure is up to a whopping 22.6 million. For the older set, eBooks are also showing huge growth, surging from 66.6 million eBooks sold in January 2011 to 99.5 million sold in January 2012.
In fact, adult eBooks are set to overtake adult paperbacks as the highest volume product for publishers in America. This past January, paperbacks outsold eBooks by less than 6 million units; if eBook market growth continues, it will have far outpaced paperbacks to become the number-one category for U.S. publishers.
As it is, eBooks accounted for 31.1 percent of all young adult, children’s, and adult book sales in January 2012, up from 24.8 percent in January 2011.
All in all, January 2012 was a good month for publishers, with overall sales up 27 percent and sales in the children’s/young adult category up 80.5 percent. We were watching the white-hot e-reader/tablet/hybrid gadgets market between last November and now, and what we saw completely backs up the eBook sales growth. For example, we noted that tablet ownership doubled over the holidays — a feat that was in no small part due to the wild success of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Shortly after Kindle Fire pre-sales began in September 2011, the company announced it was selling the device at a rate of one million units per week.
Dave Limp, Amazon’s Kindle-focused vice president, said this shortly before the January eBook sales began:
“Kindle Fire is the most successful product we’ve ever launched -– it’s the bestselling product across all of Amazon for 11 straight weeks; we’ve already sold millions of units, and we’re building millions more to meet the high demand.”