The AAP just released their numbers for September 2012 polling 1,200 publishers. The numbers are interesting if you follow the industry to any depth. Trade book sales are up overall. But not a lot. With most increases in hardcover.
But the number I found really interesting is this, and I am quoting from Publisher’s Marketplace:
“And ebooks comprised just 19 percent of trade sales for the month–their lowest percentage since December 2011.”
Holy crap, Batman. I may end up being way too high saying that ebook sales will be around 30% of all trade sales when it all settles out in a few years. There is a ton of distance (and millions and millions of new readers) between 19% and 30%.
We shall see.