Helpful ebooks sales statistics

Digital Book World has posted some quite helpful statistics about ebook sales by retailer and by category: … ook-stats/

Here are the retail sales numbers:

And this about what books do or do not do well in digital:

Those who’ve not yet got into digital might want to look into what Smashwords offers. Send them a properly formatted Word or ePub file and you’ll reach every major retailer but Amazon.


I would imagine the prevalence of romance and erotica is partly because the e-book copies are pretty cheap, but also because no one can see what you are reading from the cover. Like all that dino-porn that has been put out… has done a couple of pretty good write ups on those ones!

This does not make you married men be viewed in a good light.