Kassia Krozser, who writes the BookSquare blog which is lovely and fun and newsworthy – oh heck, I’m falling in love. Anyway, she tweeted this report from the International Digital Publishing Forum – yet another resource I didn’t know about and should.
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Now, look at that report – the first actually compares years if you look closely.
There’s also a chart below with actuall numbers. The income in the 4th quarter of 2008 was $16,800,000; the 4th quarter of 2009 was $55,900,000 – what’s that? Something like a 120 percent increase? What ever it is, it’s significant.
The notes have several caveats like the data is based on information submitted by only 12-15 trade publishers!
Are you amazed? I am. I’ve known ebooks are important and growing, but this blows me away.
I’ve dabbled in ebooks but I think it’s time to pay at least a little bit more attention to them.