April sales data for USA shows $ sales of adult ebooks at parity with adult paperbacks

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April sales data for USA shows $ sales of adult ebooks at parity with adult paperbacks

Aug 28 2013

In April, total net book sales in the USA fell 3.1% compared to April 2012.

The adult ebook market rose and the adult paperback book fell so that the two markets are now worth about the same amount (albeit based on a small snapshot of one month of data). Adult hardcovers made a small gain while Children/YA paperbacks were up substantially. Both Children/YA ebooks and hardcovers were down substantially.

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