The E-book Industry: A Complete Picture

PubTrack Digital, part of the NPD book group, recently released a report on the e-book industry, tracking sales from about 450 publishers. Here’s a brief summary of the findings:

  • Traditional publishing e-book unit sales fell 10% in 2017. Down from 180 million units in 2016 to 162 million last year
  • E-books accounted for 19% of total units (both print and digital) last year, down from 21% in 2016
  • Adult fiction remained the most popular e-book category, with The Handmaid’s Tale being the top selling e-book
  • The steepest decline in e-book sales last year was in the children’s category, where sales fell 22%

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