E-book sales in the US declined by 6% in 2014 compared to the year before, statistics released by Nielsen show, reports The Bookseller (1 June).
Information presented at BookExpo America and derived from PubTrack Digital, which collects e-book sales data from more than 30 of the largest publishers in the US, showed that in 2014 just under 223 million e-books were sold in America, down from almost 240 million units in 2013. E-books made up 26% of all book sales in 2014, down from 28% in 2013.
Adult fiction had the highest percentage of e-book sales, with 51% of sales purchased in the category bought in digital format.
Of the people who have bought books in the last six months, Nielsen said 49% had bought both physical and digital books, while just 9% bought e-books only.
August 4th, 2015 - Posted & Written by Together Magazine