A survey has revealed that electronic books outsold hardcover books during last year 2011.
Monday, July 23 2012
E-books vs. print books.- A survey released last Wednesday revealing the increase on selling and popularity of the e-books that for the first time have managed to push hard cover books from the shelves.
In total, e-books sold more than $2 billion (1.6 billion Euros) during the year 2011 while print books collected revenues of $11 billion, (almost 10 million Euros) mainly coming from soft cover books.
The survey has been conducted by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group and it revealed data from around 2,000 publishers in the United States showing that net sales of e-books accounted for 15% of the market climbing from the 6% obtained in the year 2010.
According to the poll, the adult fiction category experienced the biggest improvement accounting for 30% of total net publisher sales compared to the 13% share obtained during the previous year.