Originally published: May 6, 2012
Last updated: May 6, 2012 - 12:10pm
New stats from the Association of American Publishers show that kids’ and young adult e-book sales grew by triple digits in February, while adult e-book sales appeared to flatten. But the AAP notes that’s partly due to the fact that so many adults are reading YA e-books like the “Hunger Games” trilogy.
The AAP notes that adult e-book growth in February 2012 appeared to slow (adult e-book sales were only 9.9 percent higher this February than last February) because February 2011 included “an unusual one-off retail revenue transaction” making sales that month “abnormally high.” The AAP was also collecting data from many, many fewer publishers last February (under 100 compared to 1,191 now) so it may indeed be true that adult e-book sales are flattening — but we’d need more than a month of data to deduce that.
- Your E-Book Is Reading You
- The rise of e-reading
- E-books overtake US paperbacks
- E-Book Sales For Kids And Teens Surge
- In Run-Up To Kindle Lending Program, Libraries Beef Up E-Book Offerings
- Why The Book Business May Soon Be The Most Digital Of All Media Industries
- E-books Are Booming, and Still Sort of Small
- E-Book Sales a Boon to Publishers in 2012
- E-books: Developments and Policy Considerations
- As Print Book Revenues Plunge, E-Books Aren't Making It Up
- Are enhanced e-books bad for kids’ reading skills?
- 'Vanity' Press Goes Digital
- Penguin brings e-books back to NYC libraries in 1-year pilot program
- New Stats: Kids Find E-Books ‘Fun And Cool,’ But Teens Are Still Reluctant
- Reading is alive and increasingly electronic