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  • May 4, 2012
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IDG released a few details on their latest estimate of the world tablet market today, and the news was pretty much what you expected. Sales in general dipped following the holiday season, just like they do every year, and iPad sales dipped far less than sales of Android tablets. While little of the report is…

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  • April 27, 2012
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There’s long been a debate about the best price for ebooks, but very rarely has anyone ever released real market data which would answer the debate. The major publishers believe that more is better, and there’s a solid group of indies who think that there is no floor to the price of ebooks, but if…

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  • April 27, 2012
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The media law firm Wiggin released the results of their annual tech survey this week and it revealed stats both surprising and not. The 2012 Digital Entertainment Survey is based on a poll of  some 2,500 15 to 64-year-olds in the UK. While I don’t have the full report in front of me, a number…

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  • April 21, 2012
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Remember that report from Flurry a few weeks back about iTunes being more profitable than Google Play or Amazon Appstore? That’s not what one app developer is reporting. Earlier this week TinyCo, a developer with games in all 3 app stores, analyzed some data from one of their games and posted it on their blog….

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  • April 18, 2012
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The London Book Fair kicked off earlier this week, and OverDrive was there to share some recent data on library ebook usage. OverDrive serves over 18 thousand libraries around the world, making it the largest single source of data on how ebookers use their library. Thois gives them a view of the market that no…

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  • April 6, 2012
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Here’s an interesting footnote to Amazon’s new Spanish language Kindle store. The ebook market is growing  by leaps and bounds in the US and UK, that much we know. But today I found a bit of info that gives a hint about adoption elsewhere. The Spanish ISBN agency has reported that a full 26% of…

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  • April 1, 2012
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The other day, I mentioned a survey showing that the growth of e-books has reduced the overall value of the book publishing market in the UK, and wondered what the figures might look like for the US. While the figures don’t measure precisely the same thing, Laura Hazard Owen reports on PaidContent that some figures…

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  • March 31, 2012
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There’s an interesting post from Flurry out today, but I wouldn’t read too much into it. According to Flurry, they’ve been tracking the in-app purchases of a set of apps found in all 3 markets (they track lots of apps, but today we’re only interested in these few apps).  Over the last 45 days, Flurry…

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  • March 30, 2012
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The Bookseller reports on a Bowker UK survey that the overall value of consumer book purchases in the UK has dropped 9% since 2008. Bowker blames the decrease on the rise of e-books—even though people are buying more e-books, the price of the e-books tends to be lower (especially since so many of them are…

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  • March 29, 2012
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The American Association of Publishers debuted a new monthly report in January and the news is good. Sales of adult eBook titles rose 49.4 percent in January ($99.5 million vs $66.6m), while eBook sales in the children & young adult segment shot up 475 percent over last year ($22.6m vs $3.9m). eBooks made up 17.5%…