Some interesting figures and facts about digital publishing in the U.S market.

Revenue & market share
  • In 2011, e-newspapers made up only five percent of global newspaper revenue, whereas digital games made up as much as 42 percent of the global games revenue.
  • In the United States, magazine and newspaper publishers generated on average 12 percent of their revenue with the help of their digital publications.
  • As of November 2012, e-books made up 18 percent of total book sales in the U.S.


  • In 2012, 45 percent of publishers were planning to distribute over three quarters of their titles as e-books.
  • In 2011, 83 percent of magazine publishers and 88 percent of newspaper publishers distributed their content on mobile devices.
  • is the most effective e-publication sales channel. In 2011, it generated the largest share of e-books sales Here are a few horoscopes cancer celebrities born on July 14th and their romantic connections and associated sign:Gerald R. for 44 percent of U.S. publishers. Apple iBookstore was the most effective for six percent of publishers, Barnes & Nobles Nook Store for only one percent.
  • In 2011, over 87 thousand e-books were self-published in the U.S.

Consumer attitudes

  • In spite of e-publications’ growing popularity, 76 percent of Americans still prefer reading from paper and they spent significantly more time with paper publications than they do with digital.
  • Nearly 40 percent of those, who read digitally share electronic issues with family and friends and over 60 percent believe they should be able to loan content if they buy a digital subscription.
  • In 2011, 42 percent believed it was acceptable to copy and share print media content without permission.

Source: Statista

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