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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.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9550154/E-book-sales-up-188-per-cent.html

“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.” 

http://productivewriters.com/2011/02/16/book-e-book-sales-data-united-states-2010/

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

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/02/rise-ebook-sales-decline-print-titles

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

http://publishingperspectives.com/2012/10/looking-at-us-e-book-statistics-and-trends/

From 2012 – critical article about the unreliability of e-book sales statistics
http://bitethebook.com/2012/03/30/show-me-the-data-where-are-the-ebook-stats/

From 2012 – a detailed article about the vagueness of e-books sales statistics
http://publishingperspectives.com/2012/10/looking-at-us-e-book-statistics-and-trends/

From 2010 – Statistics on US book sales in all categories
http://productivewriters.com/2011/02/16/book-e-book-sales-data-united-states-2010/

From 2010 – statistics on the growth of the e-book market and related devices (unclear if statistics refer to the US only)
http://www.christopherpnmaselli.com/2010/10/ebooks-amazon-kindle-and-apple-ipad-statistics/

From 2012 – Statistics on increased UK e-book sales in relation to dropping analogue and total book sales
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/02/rise-ebook-sales-decline-print-titles

From 2012 – Amazon UK says their e-book sales surpass their other book sales combined, but they don’t release any numbers
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/06/amazon-kindle-ebook-sales-overtake-print

From 2012 – UK e-book sales increase 188% over prior year (2011)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9550154/E-book-sales-up-188-per-cent.html