October 21, 2014

Notes From the 2011 Ebook Summit

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Sharon Moreland, Technology Consultant for the Northeast Kansas Library System, attended and took some impressive notes during today’s virtual summit, Ebooks: The New Normal, including these highlights from Library Journals’ VP, Group Publisher Ian Singer’s presentation of data from our hot-off-the presses 2011 Ebook Penetration & Use Reports.

LJ: New Statistics Model for Book Industry Shows Trade Ebook Sales Grew Over 1,000 Percent

A new annual survey of the total U.S. book publishing industry released today shows growing revenue and, even without numbers from 2011, exponential ebook sales.

Link: Industry Sales Rose 3.1% in 2010; Trade E-book Sales the Big Winner

Total book publishing revenue rose 3.1% in 2010 to $27.9 billion and posted two-year growth of 5.6%, according to figures released Tuesday by BookStats, the joint AAP, BISG program developed to create a comprehensive analysis of industrywide sales.