INFOGRAPHIC: The State of Ebooks Lincoln Michel November 3, 2014 Books 6 Comments As we’ve noted before, ebooks continue to lag behind print books in sales. While ebooks are clearly not going to disappear, the sales of ebooks have been slowing for some time and now seem to be stagnant. The following infographic from Statista and Forbes and lays out the state of ebooks in publishing: (hat tip ebookfriendly.com) 6 Responses Navigating the Holidays: Defending Print | November 5, 2014 […] of all, ebooks are not going to eclipse print. In fact, the ebook’s climb seems to have leveled off at about 30% of the industry. For now, most everybody who’s likely to become an e-reader reader […] Reply The Masters Review | Literary Links – Articles, Fiction, and More! November 6, 2014 […] Our friends over at Electric Literature have developed a helpful infographic illustrating how print is out-selling ebooks. […] Reply David Biddle November 16, 2014 Every time I see statistics comparing e-books and. paper books I shake my head. E-books are just another type of format in publishing. First of all, statistics from the publishing industry have always been suspect. Secondly, with electronic publishing now global and hundreds of distribution points for authors that are not linked to any of the “traditional” publishing houses, and all the self-publishing going on through several dozen major sites and hundreds of smaller ones, no one really knows how many “documents” are being downloaded. I’m not arguing with this infographic. Just hoping that folks take this information with a few big grains of salt. The data on how many people claim to read e-books may be more meaningful…although even that is questionable. Stats from 2013, for instance, mean nothing here in November 2014. A lot of folks are figuring out they can get free books and self-published reading for free on their smartphones. Can we make the next infographic a comparison of Book Reading and Cable TV Watching? Reply Kristen Steele November 24, 2014 Neat stuff! Clearly those “dusty old books” are still relevant. Reply New INFOGRAPHIC: The State of Ebooks – Stephen's Lighthouse December 3, 2014 […] http://electricliterature.com/infographic-the-state-of-ebooks/ […] Reply Top articles on writing of 2014 (mostly) | Alex Oriani January 18, 2015 […] 100 novels everyone should read […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.