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eBook Sales Drop 16% Over Previous Year

This is a reflection of all books sold, not the Christian/Religious market specifically.

From Publisher’s Weekly,

…Nielsen found that e-book unit sales from reporting publishers were down 16% in 2016 from 2015. Units fell the most in the juvenile fiction segment, where e-book sales dropped 28% in the year and accounted for 10% of total category unit sales in 2016, down from 14%. (E-books have never been a big factor in juvenile nonfiction and accounted for 1% of units sold in 2016.)

Unit sales of e-books in the adult fiction segment fell 15% in 2016, and, while the format accounted for 49% of all units sold last year in the category, that was down by three percentage points from 2015. E-book unit sales fell 13% in 2016 in adult nonfiction and accounted for 12% of all units sold in the segment last year, compared to 15% in 2015. In total, e-books’ share of trade unit sales was 23% in 2016, down from 27% in 2015…

Read the full report at PW.

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  1. Lynda Schoffro
    March 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Hello Paul,

    I’m not sure if you have seen this article or not, but I thought you might also find it interesting. Nice to see an increase % in Book Sales this year.



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