Word on the street, according to Publisher’s Weekly, is that e-book sales dipped ever so slightly in the third quarter of 2014, going from a previous 23% to 21%. The majority of the sales going to Amazon who held steady at 57% market share. The closest runner up, who wasn’t close at all, was Barnes & Noble/Nook at 14% share. Amazon the clear winner.
While e-book sales dropped, paperback sales bumped 1% from 42% to 43%. Hardcovers remained at 25%.
As e-book sales continue to bounce around, we will see what happens in 2015 as the industry, and the world, continue to move further into a fully digitalized experience.