The fixed e book decline is over

Over the course of the previous three or 4 years, ebooks have been experiencing fixed declines in income. Probably the most regularly cited causes is that they price an excessive amount of and other people have gravitated again to print. Regardless of the purpose could be, in 2019 ebooks are making a comeback. For the second month in a row they’re beginning to see features.

In america, income for eBooks elevated, going up zero.four%  in July and garnered $83 million in gross sales. This adopted a four.2% enhance in Might 2019. In the meantime digital audiobooks got here in at almost $47 million for the month, a rise of 17.5% over the identical month in 2018, whereas bodily audio declined by 22.three%, to $three million.

In america the rise in e book gross sales isn’t affecting print. Hardcover and paperback internet income grew 6.7% as in comparison with July of final yr, reaching $585 million for the month. So it appears like extra persons are studying now, which is nice.

Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the previous ten years. His articles have been picked up by main and native information sources and web sites such because the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Submit and the New York Instances.

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