Publishing sales figures

9 Mar

I have read a lot, and I mean a lot recently about how e-book sales translate in the publishing world. What share of market do they have?

I have compiled this chart which shows the breakdown for December 2010- but this only includes US trade sales. Show me where I can get the figures for self-publishing sales and I willl happily add this to my data.

I have also included this chart below. It is the breakdown for the past eight years of trade e-book sales. Each column represents each years quarter. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to collate the last quarter of 2010. That aside, I think the figures speak for themselves.

Apologies that images are not that clear, if you would like to see exact figures I would be happy to give them.

One Response to “Publishing sales figures”


  1. Stats watching…the questions it makes me ask. « Reading, writing and the bits inbetween - April 25, 2011

    […] there doesn’t seem as if they have much in common between them. My post in which I showed the increase in e-book sales is also a popular post. It has never received any comments, just the one like, and I have […]

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