January 20, 2022

“PwC: the U.S. Consumer Ebook Market Will Be Bigger Than the Print Book Market by 2017”

From a paidContent Article by Laura Hazard Owen:

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.

Access to the Complete PwC Report is Fee-Based

However, some highlights (with charts) are available including:

Additional Highlights in this PwC News Release

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.