A new report came in today from the Association of American Publishers that in the month of April E-Books saw a spike of 127.9% increase from this time last year. The Total profit saw in the month of April totalled to around 27.4 Million Dollars.
Now to be fair, only 13 publishers supply data to the AAP, so total E-Book sales are likely 35 million dollars.
Although in the month of April only 27.4 Million dollars in E-books were sold, March had a slight increase totalling around 28.5 Million dollars. That brings the total amount of E-Books sold this year to be around 117.8 million dollars.
This figure is likely to increase as the summer reading season is almost upon us and many big time authors and traditional bestselling series are due to arrive in the summer quarter. Also more e-reader companies are allowing applications on many different platforms such as Android, Blackberry, and other non e-reader devices to help drum up 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.