First Half 2006 Book Sales Figures
According to the Association of American Publishers' figures, here is a breakdown of sales figures for the first half of 2006 by book genre.
Notice the percentage increase in e-books is the highest among all categories. This is a trend worth following. The impact of e-books and the digital world on book publishing and printing will be the topic of the 2006 Book Summit in New York City on September 27, 2006. Chris Anderson, author of "The Long Tail," (2006's most influential business book) will discuss the long tail of publishing. Joel Barker, author of "The Five Regions of the Future" will discuss e-books as a core enabling technology for the future.