Mon, 08/04/2013 - 10:00
The e-book market has begun to slow, with the post-Christmas peak in e-book sales less pronounced than in previous years. The value growth of the market has also been undercut by 20p e-books. If the trend persists it means the overall book market may decline in 2013, with first-quarter print sales down 5% year on year, and down a quarter...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:00
E-book sales figures supplied by publishers for 2012 show a wide variance in the take-up for e-books when compared to print book sales. Fiction titles are showing a high degree of digital penetration but non-fiction books still sell many more copies in print than they yet do digitally.
For the first time the leading trade publishers...
Tue, 07/08/2012 - 09:37
Amazon's press release announcing that sales of Kindle editions have surpassed sales of print books on its UK site suggests that the digital behemoth may soon account for 40% of all consumer book sales in the UK.
Thu, 22/12/2011 - 15:53
The Friday Project's Confessions of a GP has been crowned the top-selling UK e-book of the year, according to FutureBook's weighted digital bestsellers chart.
The Benjamin Daniels hit that has been in and around the the weekly chart for much of...
Wed, 25/11/2009 - 08:52
Book sales began to haul in some Christmas spirit last week with double-digit growth in both value and volume helped by some signs of life in the celebrity non-fiction market.
Guinness World Records was the top title with sales up 16% week-on-week (to 49,383 copies sold), putting it ahead of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol...
Thu, 04/09/2008 - 13:34
The number of books sold in the US in the year to date is up by more than 2% on last year, according to data from Nielsen BookScan's US arm. The growth is slightly behind that reported by the US Census Bureau, which has the value of bookstore sales in the US up by 3% in the first half. BookScan in the US does not record value.