“PwC: the U.S. Consumer Ebook Market Will Be Bigger Than the Print Book Market by 2017”
Lots of different outlets are trying to project the size of the U.S. ebook market and how fast it’s growing. In its annual “Entertainment & Media Outlook,” set to be released Wednesday, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) estimates that trade (consumer, not educational or academic) ebooks will drive $8.2 billion in sales by 2017 — surpassing projected print book sales, which it thinks will shrink by more than half during that period.
Read the paidContent Article where you’ll find a comparison to what Bookstats is reporting.
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However, some highlights (with charts) are available including:
- Entertainment and Media Industry Trends
- Macro Insights
- Segment Data Insights
- Including this Page (w/charts) for the Consumer and Educational Book Publishing Market
- “North America will have the strongest appetite for e-books in 2017, with e-books across both sectors accounting for 38% of all sales in 2017. In EMEA, e-books will account for 17% of revenues in 2017, followed by 15% in Asia Pacific and 6% in Latin America (admittedly from a low base of just 1% in 2012).”
Additional Highlights in this PwC News Release
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