eBooks Sales Comprise 9% of Trade Books in the U.S.

18 October 2010

eBooks Sales Comprise 9% of Trade Books in the U.S.

The latest sales figures continue to show huge improvement for eBook and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is saying that for the year-to-date, eBooks are taking 9% of total trade book sales (publishers.org: AAP August Book Sales Report); this is up from 3.3% for the whole of 2009.

At $263 USD, that’s pretty impressive, but it should get better. Gina Centrello (Random House) is predicting (mediabistro.com: Gina's eBook Prediction) that eBook sales may reach as high as 50% by 2015.

Of course, these number are very much U.S. based and unfortunately it's not so easy to come by any numbers for the UK. My guess is that it is much, much lower.