Touching the Bases at Digital Book World

By Calvin Reid and Jim Milliot

Bowker’s consumer survey for July through December 2009, the period when e-books were just taking off, found that e-books had a 2% share of unit sales. In the third quarter of 2012, that jumped to 23%. According to Bowker, e-books took the most market share from hardcovers, whose slice of the book-sales pie fell to 25% of units in the most recent period, from 35% in the last half of 2009.

HT: R. Terry Whalin

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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