This survey includes six 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.
This week, All Romance eBooks leads the pack with a substantial 1.66% increase, while eBooks.com brings up the rear, holding steady, with no new romance novels added to their catalog.
Amazon.com (Kindle) 18,508 titles (18,347 last week) 0.88% increase
Formats: DTP format for the Kindle, iPhone, and iPod
All Romance eBooks 17,930 titles (17,638 last week) 1.66% increase
Formats: Adobe PDF eBook, MSReader, HTML, Mobipocket, Palm DOC/iSolo, Franklin eBookMan, Hiebook, Rocketbook, Open eBook.
Books On Board 13,665 titles (13,492 last week) 1.28% increase
Formats: ePub, Secure Adobe Editions (ADE), eReaders, MSReader, Mobipocket.
The eBook Store (Sony) 11,338 titles (11,163 last week) 1.57% increase
Formats: EBL for Sony Reader and PC
Fictionwise 11,030 titles (10,864 last week) 1.52% increase
Formats: Gemstar/Rocket eBooks, Adobe Reader, MobiPocket, MS Reader, eReader
eBooks.com 9,020 titles (9,020 last week) 0.0% increase
Formats: MS Reader, Mobipocket Reader, Adobe Digital Editions