Print Books Outsold Digital Books During the First 6 Months of 2014
Nielsen Books & Consumer has released the results of a recent survey focusing on book sales from the first six months of 2014. According to the findings, 23% of unit sales went to eBooks, 25% of unit sales went to hardcovers, and 42% of unit sales went to paperbacks.
Here’s more from The Huffington Post: “Given the explosive growth of ebook sales since the launch of the Kindle in 2007, with increases in the triple digits for several years, many expected the paper book industry to remain in retreat for the foreseeable future. Recently, however, ebook gains seem to have stabilized with hardcover and paperback books still comfortably dominant.”
Last month, horror novelist Stephen King sat for an interview and shared his opinion that physical books are here to stay. King does not feel that print books will meet the same end as CDs or records. What’s your prediction?