eBook Stats Moves to Fridays as a Weekly Feature
This survey includes five of the top eBook venues. The number of books shown for each site is the total that site classifies as romance on their main “browse all romance” page. Venues are listed in order of numbers of books. Note: In many cases, figures will include eBooks that also have print editions. Breaking out electronic-only editions from the totals isn’t feasible.
New this week, Kindling Romance welcomes All Romance eBooks to the survey.
Amazon.com (Kindle) 18140 titles (18004 last week) 0.7% increase
Formats: DTP format for the Kindle, iPhone, and iPod
All Romance eBooks 17,466 titles (new to the list)
Formats: Adobe PDF eBook, MSReader, HTML, Mobipocket, Palm DOC/iSolo, Franklin eBookMan, Hiebook, Rocketbook, Open eBook.
The eBook Store (Sony) 11145 titles (11056 last week) 0.8% increase
Formats: EBL for Sony Reader and PC
eBooks.com 8966 titles (8809 last week) 1.8% increase
Formats: MS Reader, Mobipocket Reader, Adobe Digital Editions
Fictionwise No Report This Week
Formats: Gemstar/Rocket eBooks, Adobe Reader, MobiPocket, MS Reader, eReader
Though Scrbd.com is now selling content in a variety of formats from independent publishers and authors, as well as major publisher Simon & Schuster, that site does not break its fiction category down into subcategories.