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keriflur
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Ebook Sales are Up, esp. Children's/YA ebooks - NYTimes

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/business/media/e-book-sales-a-boon-to-publishers-in-2012.html?_r=2...

 

2012 data is in.  Ebooks are now 20% of publisher revenues, with Children's/YA increasing by 117% over 2011 (adult fic and non-fic increased too).

 

I wonder if pubs are seeing a shift in who's buying those kids/YA books - if it's still skewed toward adult readers or if kids and teens are reading more electronically (previous numbers showed that the YA ebook readership was primarily adult, with teens preferring paper).

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bobstro
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Re: Ebook Sales are Up, esp. Children's/YA ebooks - NYTimes

So if ebook numbers are up industry-wide, yet NOOK media sales are down... does that mean B&N's attempts to move beyond ebooks into other media are what's failing?

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Re: Ebook Sales are Up, esp. Children's/YA ebooks - NYTimes

NOOK Media's content sales were also up - it was device sales that were down.

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Re: Ebook Sales are Up, esp. Children's/YA ebooks - NYTimes

FlyingToastr, do we have any more solid figures? I've read that sales were down 12%. How does it break out?

 

Content Sales were up X%?

Devices Sales were down Y%?