Sales of physical books

“E-book sales up 188 per cent in first six months of 2012 as children’s digital books grow and sales of physical books fall again.”

“Association of American Publishers report strong growth in year-to-year, year-end book sales
$11.67 billion sales mark +3.6 percent increase in 2010 vs calendar 2009/…/
/…/E-book Sales Continue to Break Records with +164.4 Percent Gains for 2010”

“The Print Book Isn’t Dead
Note that total sales of print books for 2010 was approximately the same as sales for 2009 when sales of e-books are subtracted. This shows that there is still strong demand for physical books.”

“Despite an increase in digital sales of 366% last year, printed books remain the choice for the majority of readers, figures show”

“While e-book purchases continue to expand, US e-book growth has declined considerably, starting in September 2011.”

From 2012 – critical article about the unreliability of e-book sales statistics

From 2012 – a detailed article about the vagueness of e-books sales statistics

From 2010 – Statistics on US book sales in all categories

From 2010 – statistics on the growth of the e-book market and related devices (unclear if statistics refer to the US only)

From 2012 – Statistics on increased UK e-book sales in relation to dropping analogue and total book sales

From 2012 – Amazon UK says their e-book sales surpass their other book sales combined, but they don’t release any numbers

From 2012 – UK e-book sales increase 188% over prior year (2011)