Here are some of the more interesting, I thought, conclusions and stats.
Check out the full article, which includes charts with a breakdown of categories, industry sales, trade sales by format, and trade sales by channel.Total estimated revenue for all publishers rose 3.1% in 2010, to $27.9 billion, following a 2.5% increase in 2009. E-book sales across all publishing categories rose 29.4% in 2009 and 38.9% in 2010, and accounted for 5.8% of total industry revenue in 2010.
Hardcover sales, after rising in 2009, fell 6.6% in 2010, the same pattern shown by trade paperback.
BookStats data show what other reports have found—retail stores losing ground to online e-tailers in the trade segment.While online e-tailer's sales rose 88.8% between 2008 and 2010, it was actually mass merchandisers that had the strongest gains, with sales jumping 553.2%, to $218.5 million, an encouraging development for trade publishers …
Is this bad news for print publishers? Is is good news for readers?