2009 O’Reilly Ebook Revenue up 104%

http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/01/2009-oreilly-ebook-revenue-up-104-percent.html

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by Andrew Savikas

During the past 18 months we’ve seen a dramatic shift in customer preference from print to digital when looking at sales from oreilly.com, which is a substantial sales channel for us. And looking across all of our sales channels for individual ebooks — including mobile apps — 2009 ebook revenue was up a staggering 104% on 2008 (which was more than 50% above 2007):

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Overall, printed books are still the biggest sellers for us (though Safari Books Online is our second-largest individual sales channel), but with the market for printed computer books declining at a double-digit rate, digital sales will overtake print much sooner than most people realize.

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