Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Monday, February 22, 2010

December 2009 e-book sales statistics

E-book sales statistics for December 2009 have been released by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) via IDPF. Trade e-book sales were $19.1 million which is the highest single month thus far and a 119.7% increase over December 2008. IDPF reports calendar year to date revenue is up 176.2%. IDPF is also reporting that total sales for Q4 of 2009 totaled 55.9 million which is greater than the 2008 total of 53.5 million. Note: These figures represent the 12 to 15 trade book publishers who have been willing to supply their data to IDPF.

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