Publishers Report Increases in eBook Revenue and Units Sold in Q2 โ€™05

March 3, 2006

eBook publishers reported increases in revenue and unit sales over the same quarter the previous year (Q2 2004) with a 36% increase in eBook units sold and a 69% increase in eBook revenues. Also, publishers reported a 24% increase in titles published over Q2 2004.

Publishers reported 484,933 eBook units sold and $3,182,499 in revenues for the second quarter of 2005. They also reported 1024 eBooks published during this time.

14 publishers contributed to the Q2 2005 report including Elib AB; Ellora's Cave Publishing; Fictionwise, Inc.; Hard Shell Word Factory; HarperCollins; Houghton Mifflin Company; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; McGraw-Hill Professional; Pearson Education; Random House; RosettaBooks LLC; Stonehouse Press; Time Warner Book Group and Zondervan.

While 14 publishers contributed to the report in Q2 2005, 16 reported in Q2 2004. There are additions and subtractions of companies reporting to this program and the reported figures will, therefore, reflect this variability.

Further details and comprehensive historical reports are available to IDPF Members. The report is commissioned by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). The International Digital Publishing Forum, formerly the Open eBook Forum (OeBF), is the trade and standards association for the digital publishing industry and is supported by its members. Further information about the organization and industry, including membership information, can be obtained by visiting http://www.idpf.org.

Statistics for Q3 and Q4 2005 are currently being collected and we encourage participation from all publishers and retailers of eBooks. 

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