Ever since the eBook as a format appeared in the early part of the decade, the market has been growing steadily. However, the biggest spike has come in the past few years thanks to the proliferation of devices such as Kindle. Also, with iPad and other tablet devices launching this year, can 2010 be the year where we will see eBooks being established as the format of choice?
Here is the revenues made from eBook sale as reported by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). AAP’s estimated numbers for industry wide net sale is provided alongside in brackets.
2006 : $25.2 million ($54 million)
2007 : $31.7 million ($67 million)
2008 : $61.3 million ($113 million)
2009 : $169.5 million