The data from the AAP is becoming more and more obscure.
What we know:
1. Ebook sales are up. Substantially for the AAP reporting authors.
2. Ebook sales are continuing to accelerate.
3. Print share of the book market did ok.
There was a HUGE change in how print data was collected. All indications are that the new methodology artificially grew print versus ebooks.
Notice that e-books are now 31% of adult sales for the AAP! JA Konrath has pointed about that print would become a subsidiary right. It looks like that will be the case in 2013!
I was worried that ebooks were slowing growth. This data clearly shows I shouldn't have thought twice about the form factor.
I thank Mediabistro for having the data once again.
Just two charts this month due to the obscured data. But they tell a clear story: