The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has released A January 2011 report on E-book net stats showing net sales increased by 115.8% vs January 2010 (from $32.4 Million to $69.9M). Here's more highlights from the report:
- Sales of Downloadable Audio Books also rose by 8.8% vs the previous year ($6.0M to $6.5M).
- Total books sales on all platforms, in all categories, hit $805.7 Million for January. This was a slight drop from January 2010’s $821.5M sales (-1.9%).
- Adult Hardcover category fell from $55.4M to $49.1M (-11.3%), Adult Paperback dropped from $104.2M to $83.6 (-19.7%) and Adult Mass Market declined from $56.4M to $39.0 (-30.9%)
- In the Children’s/Young Adult category, Hardcover sales were $31.2M in January 2011 vs $31.8M in January 2010 (-1.9%) while Paperbacks were $25.4M, down 17.7% from $30.9M in January 2010.
- Physical Audio Books sales were $7.3M vs $7.9M the previous year (-6.7%).
- Sales of Religious Books grew by 5.6%, from $49.8M to $52.6M.
- Sales in the Higher Education category were $382.0M for January 2011, a slight drop (-1.4%) from $387.6M the previous year. K-12 sales hit $82.6M for the month vs $97.0M for the previous year (-14.9%).
- In Professional and Scholarly Books, sales grew 1.3%, from $51.2M to $51.8M. Sales of University Press Hardcovers were $3.9M in January 2011 vs $4.5M the previous year (-14.0%) while University Press Paperbacks were $6.2M vs $6.7M (-7.8%).