A literary agent last night poo-pooed ebooks, essentially saying demand has leveled off and is even showing signs of dropping. Why is tradPub in such denial about the evolution of the book publishing industry?
Sales figures from Association of American Publishers Stat Shot for April and January-April as reported today by Publishers Weekly: Soft April for Adult, Children Sales – Ebooks biggest sellers, paperbacks fell 17.4% In adult, April e-book sales rose 7.1% at publishers . . . but trade paperback sales fell 17.4%.
Here’s another story on this. Says the Stat Shot report used data collected from 1,193 publishers. Children’s & YA Sales Down Nearly 27%