148.424 print books were self-published in 2011, as well as 87.201 eBooks. – Smashwords was the largest eBook producer with Amazon´s CreateSpace ranked 2nd.
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4,6 million eBooks sold in Germany within the first half year of 2012 – which will be a total market-share between 2 and 3 percent for the full year. 41 percent are free titles of independent authors who try to find their audience.
The average price for eBooks sold was EUR 8,64.
This figure is not only sales, but also books borrowed through the Kindle Lendig Library. Anazon now collects more than 180.000 exclusive titles
Sounds like a milestone for ePublishing: YTD-figures in the U.S. show Ebook revenues at USD 282,3 million vs. hardcovers hit USD 229,6 million. Interesting enough: The only growth in hardcovers is within the young adult/children´s category.