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Open eBook Forum Claims eBooks are Doing Great

By kcoyle, Section Mindful Link Propagation
Posted on Tue Sep 16th, 2003 at 01:37:43 PM EST

The OEBF just sent out a press release saying that ebooks are alive and well and even making money.

 

A few facts:

  • " In the first half of this year, alone, eBook sales revenues are up by 30% and unit sales up by 40% over the same period in 2002. This compares to an annual growth rate of just about 5% in traditional print publishing. "
  • "Unit Sales: A total of 660,991 eBooks have been sold by retailers in the first half of 2003, a 40% increase over the same period in 2002, during which time 471,995 units were sold. "
  • "Number of Titles Available: The total number of eBooks on sale has increased to 280,590 year-to-date, a 144% increase over the same period in 2002, during which time 114,736 were available."
  • "Revenues: $4,965,171 in sales have been logged by retailers in the first half of 2003, a 30% increase over the same period in 2002 during which time retailers made $3,828,250 on sales of eBooks."

More detail available on the site; full details available to members and participants.

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Open eBook Forum Claims eBooks are Doing Great | 4 comments (3 topical, 1 editorial, 0 pending) | Post A Comment
A couple more facts (none / 0) (#1)
by ksclarke (ksclarke @ stanford no spam dot edu) on Tue Sep 16th, 2003 at 11:44:37 AM EST
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From OCLC's Five-year information format trends:

"Neither analysts nor vendors have ventured to predict the future production of eBooks. However, with a 50 percent new book to eBook conversion rate, and a modest non-U.S. and backlist conversion rate, roughly 450 thousand eBooks could be produced in 2007."

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b&n (none / 0) (#3)
by inkdroid on Tue Sep 16th, 2003 at 06:19:33 PM EST
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Meanwhile Barnes and Noble have discontinued selling ebooks.

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