Two new ebook sales/outlook reports

I recently published on my Smashwords Forum two new reports on ebook sales and ebook sales outlook for 2016. Below is a brief summary.

  1. For Libraries: According to OverDrive, “based on the activities of 50 top circulating public libraries for Q1 (Jan. 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016), eBook, audiobook, and digital magazine checkouts through OverDrive are on track to grow 30-40 percent for 2016 over the record levels achieved for 2015.”
  2. Independent report predicts U.S. ebook market growth leaving print far behind. Technavio Research has just released a report, titled “E-book Market in the US 2016-2020″, which predicts “the e-book market in the US to grow at an impressive CAGR of approximately 14% until 2020,” reaching a striking dollar market size of $13 billion. That’s a dramatic contrast to the Big Five-led narrative of stabilizing or even contracting ebook sales.

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Readers wanting more information on this post may do so by following these links:
1) http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/overdrive-reports-2016-digital-library-trends-for-public-libraries-2112311.htm

2) Sources:
www.teleread.com/independent-report-shows-u-s-ebook-market-growth-leaving-print-far-behind/
www.talkingnewmedia.com/2016/04/11/new-report-projects-ebook-market-to-reach-13b-by-2020/

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