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Rise of the e-book: e-book stats and trends – new report from YUDU Media

YUDU Media published a new report on e-book stats and trends.  The full report is available online.  I did a quick search for library and found nothing, but it is packed full of industry stats and analysis.

More from the press release:  Digital publishing company YUDU Media (www.yudupro.com) today published a new report summarizing key research, facts and figures on the e-book market, which continues to grow at a blistering pace. The report, titled, “Rise of the e-book: e-book stats and trends,” discusses some of the key components of the industry in its current form, aiming to provide analysis and insight into some of its most recent developments.

A sampling of the research included in this report:

  • E-book sales now outpace print book sales, as sales of e-books nearly tripled in the US from 2009 to 2010.
  • Tablets such as the iPad appear to be overtaking e-reader devices such as the Kindle as the platform of choice for reading e-books; Forrester predicts that by 2015, there will be twice as many owners of tablet PCs than there are of dedicated e-readers.
  • Apple’s iBookstore is gaining rapidly on Amazon.com as the highest volume sales platform for e-Books.
  • E-books have helped fuel success for self-published authors, who are no longer beholden to large, traditional publishing houses to get their works into the hands of readers. Continue reading Rise of the e-book: e-book stats and trends – new report from YUDU Media