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Ebook sales jump 116%
« on: March 17, 2011, 10:32:46 am »
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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 11:36:43 am »
    According to the AAP numbers, that's an increase from 3.94% of the total dollars in January 2010 to 8.68% in 2011 .... I'm curious what that translates to as a percentage of total books sold.



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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 01:22:36 pm »
    I can say I contributed to the last jump, but I'm working on contributing to the next one!  ;D


    Edit: You know the people who are most hostile to Ebooks and especially indie authors are other authors which always take me aback.



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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011, 01:44:20 pm »
    WOOHOO!!!
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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 04:55:56 pm »
    I can say I contributed to the last jump, but I'm working on contributing to the next one!  ;D


    Edit: You know the people who are most hostile to Ebooks and especially indie authors are other authors which always take me aback.



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    Writers with traditional publishers may feel threatened by the rise of ebooks and indie publishing. Especially midlist authors, who will be the ones to feel the squeeze with lower advances, etc. We're in the midst of a revolution and that upsets those who profit from the old structures.

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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 05:53:52 pm »
    I just wish I had more hours in the day for reading!
        
      

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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #7 on: March 17, 2011, 07:53:26 pm »
    I just wish I had more hours in the day for reading!
    You and me both. I just spent hours transferring 271 Indie books that I have yet to read onto a new Kindle. Yeah.. I bought 20+ in January, and probably close to the same amount in February.
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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #8 on: March 17, 2011, 08:07:23 pm »
    Exciting. I definitely contributed - bought loads of eBooks already this year, very few paperbacks.


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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 02:32:38 am »
    This surprises me. But then I realize, just using the Kindle app, I've been buying tons of books this way, so I'm contributing to that. I guess it makes sense.

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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #10 on: March 18, 2011, 03:10:39 am »
    I just wish I had more hours in the day for reading!

    Me too!  If my TBR pile wasn't virtual it would have toppled by now.
     
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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 04:59:04 am »
    I just wish I had more hours in the day for reading!

    Definitely. And more time for writing too!

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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #12 on: March 18, 2011, 05:53:00 am »
    Me too!  If my TBR pile wasn't virtual it would have toppled by now.

    My virtual shelves are toppling. Makes a move much easier though. No physical shelves or books to move. Lol.
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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #13 on: March 18, 2011, 05:53:42 am »
    http://www.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser/ebook-net-sales-increased-nearly-116-in-january_b7670

    I think I contributed quite a lot to that.

    Well, I sure haven't. Would've been higher if my sales hadn't sunk.

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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #14 on: March 18, 2011, 08:06:24 am »
    As long as the big publishers continue their greed, I'm going to continue to seek out new Indie authors and support them.  I'm enjoying finding new authors that I might not have otherwise read had it not been for ebooks!  There are enough good Indie authors to keep my reading habits occupied for quite a while and I can buy 2-5 Indie books for the price of one from one of the big houses. 
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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #15 on: March 18, 2011, 08:14:36 am »
    According to the AAP numbers, that's an increase from 3.94% of the total dollars in January 2010 to 8.68% in 2011 .... I'm curious what that translates to as a percentage of total books sold.

    According to Sarah Weinman (news editor for Publishers Marketplace) on twitter, the numbers indicated eBooks were 23.5% of all titles sold in January. I can't get to the article she referenced, as it's behind a $20/month paywall, but she's a very reliable source.

    I know there's going to be some "I just got an eReader for Xmas" effect, but 23.5%? Really? I didn't think we'd get THIS far so fast...

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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #16 on: March 18, 2011, 12:17:25 pm »
    As long as the big publishers continue their greed, I'm going to continue to seek out new Indie authors and support them.  I'm enjoying finding new authors that I might not have otherwise read had it not been for ebooks!  There are enough good Indie authors to keep my reading habits occupied for quite a while and I can buy 2-5 Indie books for the price of one from one of the big houses.

    Absolutely agree. & the quality is great. Outside of a few typos here & there I've had no problems with ebooks. Which you can find in traditional books too. Pretty much all indie authors I have read from been from these forums.
    Have ebooks, will read.

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    Re: Ebook sales jump 116%
    « Reply #17 on: March 18, 2011, 12:19:33 pm »
    As long as the big publishers continue their greed, I'm going to continue to seek out new Indie authors and support them.  I'm enjoying finding new authors that I might not have otherwise read had it not been for ebooks!  There are enough good Indie authors to keep my reading habits occupied for quite a while and I can buy 2-5 Indie books for the price of one from one of the big houses. 

    Thanks, Carl! 


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