There is a growing number of people who simply aren't reading books anymore. There are no set reasons why this occurs, some are forced to read books in English class and simply don't read anymore. Others don't read books, but read news articles and blog posts online, but not books. Why is this the case?TGI consumer research from Kantar Media released in 2019 suggests just … [Read more...] about Why aren’t people reading books anymore?
Digital manga sales in Japan have increased by almost 30% in 2019, while the print market was down 4.3%. The entire digital publishing market, which includes ebook, comics and graphic novels generated a staggering $2.81 billion USD. Digital publishing sales made up 19.9% of the market in 2019, whereas it made up 16.1% of the market in 2018.Print sales fell for the 15th … [Read more...] about Digital Manga sales have increased by 29.5% in 2019
Over the course of the past 12 years many people who use e-readers to read ebooks, often go through a few different models. Some people start with a Kindle and then switch to a Kobo or begin their foray into ebooks with a Barnes and Noble Nook and switch to a Pocketbook. The question of the day, have you ever dealt with two different digital bookstores and have books purchased … [Read more...] about Do you purchase ebooks from many retailers?
Canadians continued to be enamoured with digital audiobooks and ebooks. In 2019, 5% of book purchases were for audiobooks, which is up from 3.6% in 2018. Meanwhile, hardcovers accounted for 24% of purchases, which is down from 25.9% in 2018. Meanwhile paperbacks account for 49% of all book purchases and ebooks continue to grow at 17%.Digital audiobook sales are likely … [Read more...] about Audiobooks and ebooks continue to grow in Canada
There is a growing population in the United States that have not read a book in the past year. Roughly a quarter of US residents have not read a print book, ebook or listened to an audiobook.Several demographic traits correlate with non-book reading, Pew Research Center surveys have found. For instance, adults with a high school diploma or less are far more likely than … [Read more...] about 27% of Americans have not read a book in the past year
Digital book sales in the United States, fell slightly in November 2019. Major publishers from January to the end of November generated $913 million dollars, so they did see a strong return on their digital investments. Digital Audiobooks continue to be the lone brightspot, the format saw an increase in sales by 23% in November and from the same time period the format made $526 … [Read more...] about ebooks experienced a 4.3% decline in November 2019
J.K. Rowling completed the last Harry Potter book 13 years ago and she continues to make a ton of money. In 2019 she made £31.5 million from ebook sales alone, that comes to £86,317 per day. Her sales more than doubled last year ahead of the 20th anniversary of the first film.Pottermore, is the authors website, where ebooks are sold. In 2018 sales of ebooks were £3.4 … [Read more...] about Harry Potter Author made £31.5 million in 2019 from ebook sales
It’s been 12 years since the Kindle first appeared on the scene, and within a couple of years, it became clear that e-readers were no passing fad. In fact, the experts of the day confidently told us that in the dim and distant future of 2020, print books would be largely relegated to the role of decorative shelf fillers, and we would all have a personal pocket electronic … [Read more...] about What happened to the ebook revolution?
Good e-Reader continues to chronicle the best ebooks that you should seriously take a look at. There are a ton of great titles that are coming out, all month long. We are putting the spotlight on a small section of the books we think will sell very well on all of the major online platforms, such as Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Google Books.Good e-Reader … [Read more...] about The best ebooks to read this February
Suzanne Collins has a prequel to the original Hunger Games trilogy and the title is The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, due to be published in May. The prequel set 64 years before the events of the first book. The main character is a young Coriolanus Snow, aka President Snow and the book is through his perspective.Snow served as the primary antagonist in the original Hunger … [Read more...] about Suzanne Collins wrote a prequel to the Hunger Games
Kindle Unlimited is a subscription platform, for a regular monthly fee, readers can read as many ebooks as they want. Not a lot of thought goes into the content that populates the system, the vast majority comes from indie authors and hybrid authors who enroll their books. Since the launch of Kindle Unlimited in 2014, authors have generated over $1.1 billion dollars and in 2019 … [Read more...] about Authors have earned $1.1 Billion since the launch of Kindle Unlimited
In the Netherlands piracy has decreased for music, movies and television shows. This is because of all of the streaming services that makes it convenient to watch this type of content whenever they want. The University of Amsterdam conducted a report that ranged from 2012 to 2017 and they found that people still buy physical books and within five years the format only decreased … [Read more...] about Ebook Piracy in the Netherlands, continues to rise