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