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The rise in the number of eBooks available on Kindle (with figures from 2010)

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Offline Daphne Reading Wanted by Tim Arnot
07 Apr 2015, 07:00 AM | Post: #11

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(06 Apr 2015 04:34 PM)JMac Wrote: Wrote:  Going back to those numbers, I am shocked to hear there are three and half million books available to buy or download free. That being the case, it's quite an achievement getting books into the top 100,000. I'll remember that next time I have a day or two when nothing sells - there must be quite a lot of books that never sell at all. It also makes me wonder how many you must have to sell to get into the top 100. I would really love that, as I'm sure we all would, but I'm much more realistic about the chance of it happening these days.
But, look on the bright side - there are apparently 30 million Kindle readers and probably billions with the Kindle App on their smartphone, all looking for a good eBook to read.Reading Kindle
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(06 Apr 2015 06:03 PM)nigel p bird Wrote: Wrote:  Amazing figures from all angles.

It all helps to explain why it was so much easier for a title to take root back in 2010 and why it's so much harder now.
There are certainly a lot more eBooks out there - and if that number is rising by 90 000 a month it will mean a lot of books for readers to choose from. But with all those millions of eReader owners and all the smartphone owners with reading Apps in 2015 the market for eBooks has grown too. Those publishing in 2010 had a much smaller audience, so I'm not sure that it really was easier to sell in any quantity. The interesting question is - what is the future of the hardback/paperback?
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(06 Apr 2015 06:03 PM)nigel p bird Wrote: Wrote:   

It all helps to explain why it was so much easier for a title to take root back in 2010 and why it's so much harder now.
Just went and looked for some figures on this, and the Forbes article I linked to above says that sales for Kindle eReaders peaked in 2011 - and I think it was from 2011 to 2012 when a whole lot of new Kindle readers were downloading oodles of books and seemed happy to try new authors, so this may have been the "golden" period for new authors to take root.
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Thank you for sharing this information, Daphne!

I published my first books in 2011, and I have noticed that even when sales are very fine (which in my case means 400 copies of North Sea Cottage on Amazon.com in one month), I do not achieve nearly the same as when The Cosy Knave peaked in 2012.
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(07 Apr 2015 07:35 AM)Daphne Wrote: Wrote:  
(06 Apr 2015 06:03 PM)nigel p bird Wrote: Wrote:   

It all helps to explain why it was so much easier for a title to take root back in 2010 and why it's so much harder now.
Just went and looked for some figures on this, and the Forbes article I linked to above says that sales for Kindle eReaders peaked in 2011 - and I think it was from 2011 to 2012 when a whole lot of new Kindle readers were downloading oodles of books and seemed happy to try new authors, so this may have been the "golden" period for new authors to take root.

Take root? Oh dear, I was just a seed.
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