Hachette has just released a new financial report that documents eBook sales for the first six months of 2013. The publishing company has experienced massive gains in the US sector with 34% of all sales deriving from electronic books. This is a dramatic increase from 27% from the same period in 2012 and it shows that overall eBook sales are only increasing.
Not only has the US experienced strong gains for Hachette, but the United Kingdom is also doing quite well. eBooks now account for 31% of all book sales, which is up significantly from 22% from the same period in 2012. Globally, the publisher stated that 11% of their entire net sales are from digital books, which is an increase of 2.9% from last year.
Many industry experts in the publishing field have consistently stated that the entire ebook market is tapering off and starting to stabilize. Still, we are still seeing consistent growth. Random House just announced today that eBooks account for 20% of their global sales.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.