Friday, October 27, 2006

E-Books By The Numbers

In reading the BookEnds blog for Wednesday about recent Nielson numbers, I got to wondering about audiobook and eBook numbers.

I went hunting on the Internet and found two recent articles by Publishers Weekly. The numbers are interesting.

According to an October 2nd article on eBooks:

The AAP (Association of American Publishers) estimates that there were $123 million in eBook sales in 2004. They estimate that eBook sales for 2005 were $179 million.

That's an increase of 44.7%.

Two other bits of information were included in the article:

There are 19,000 free e-Books available through Project Gutenberg. There are two million free e-Books downloaded monthly from Project Gutenberg.

I'll address audiobooks in another post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That was a great post on those Nielson numbers Pub Rant had. It really does get you thinking. Ebooks are a whole new world. It'll be interesting to see what happens...