German E-books Accounted for 0.5% Revenue in 2010, Breakthrough Expected in 2011

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

By Publishing Perspectives staff Germany’s book market is among the top three in size in the world, though e-books remain only a small percentage of overall sales, accounting for 21.2 million Euros in revenue in 2010, or 0.5% of the total market (excluding academic books and textbooks) and just 5.4% of sales, according to a new joint study between the German …

Enhanced E-books 5X More Popular than Conventional E-books, says Germany’s Textunes

In Europe by Siobhan O'Leary

• Germany’s textunes reports that sales of its enhanced e-books have surpassed conventional e-books • Managing Director Simon Seeger credits the iPad with some of this growth By Siobhan O’Leary Berlin-based textunes announced last week that downloads of its e-books have doubled to the one million mark in the past six months, with enhanced e-books emerging as the most popular …

When Will We Have E-book Bestseller Lists?

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

Op-ed by Tim Coronel (This story originally appeared in the Publishing Perspectives show daily at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 8 October 2010. Download the complete show daily here or click on the image to view the online version.) For all the data we are collecting about the book industry, there is one crucial piece of the puzzle we don’t …

PP Weekly Poll: How Should Publishers Price Newly Released Ebooks?

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson There is a price war going on in the UK. Apple, Amazon and customers are putting pressure on publishers to lower the price of ebooks. Authors and agents want higher royalty rates and higher ebook prices. Publishers need to cover the costs of using new technology and potentially losing hardcover sales to lower-priced ebooks. Ebook sales continue …

E-book Sales Statistics from BISG Survey

In Resources, What's the Buzz by Karen Holt

By Karen Holt E-book sales grew exponentially in the first quarter of 2010, jumping from just 1.5% of total US book sales in 2009 to 5% of the market in the first quarter of 2010, said Kelly Gallagher, vice president of publishing services at R.R. Bowker, who presented the findings of Book Industry Study Group (BISG) research Wednesday during BookExpo …