However, print book sales grew largely because Amazon sold more print books.
(Their ebook sales are believed to have increased about 4%.) When Amazon discounts the print edition, it often ends up undercutting the (high) ebook price.
(It is not allowed to discount ebooks.)
What percentage of book sales are ebooks?
So some other kinds of book formats that AAP watches, like hardback books, went up as ebooks went down. For its part, NPD says when combining print and ebook unit sales, ebooks’ percentage of the total dropped from 21 percent in 2016 to 19 percent in 2017. It turns out this downward ebook trend isn’t new.
Are printed books better than ebooks?
Print books are better at conveying information. A study reported in the Guardian last year found that readers using a Kindle were less likely to recall events in a mystery novel than people who read the same novel in print. So if you want to do things like follow plots and acquire information, print is the way to go.
What percent does Amazon take from ebook sales?
One of the biggest factors to consider in pricing your eBook is the percentage of sales you’ll receive from the retailers. Amazon pays out a royalty of 70% on all Kindle titles priced between $2.99 to $9.99.
Are ebooks cheaper than paper books?
Some people argue that ebooks should naturally be less expensive because there is no cost to print the book, there’s no cost of paper, and no shipping expenses. Often times ebooks are priced lower than paper book copies, but newer titles from big publishers can get pretty pricey.