Monday, March 17, 2008

How Many Books Are Sold Online?

Victoria Strauss wrote an interesting blog post about Online Book Sales. To quote part of it,

In 2007....Bowker's PubTrack Consumer (quoted in PW) estimates that 20% of all US book purchases are made on the Internet. In the UK, according to Bookmarketing Limited's Books and the Consumer survey (quoted in Publishing News Online), 17% of all book revenue comes from online purchases.

Clearly, Internet book sales have become substantial....[but] if 20% of books are sold online, 80% are sold elsewhere.

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