This survey includes seven 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.
Some strange numbers this week…Books on Board appears to have actually lost ground in terms of the romance titles available on their site, dropping by 3.17%, at least according to screen shots taken this Friday and last Friday. Perhaps they’ve made some changes to the way fiction is categorized on the site?
Meanwhile, Sony’s eBookstore experienced the largest percentage increase in new titles this week, a first for that retailer since the stats reports began here almost two months ago. In terms of sheer numbers, Amazon led with 315 new titles.
Amazon.com (Kindle) 19,421 titles (19,106 last week) 1.64% increase (315 new titles)
Formats: DTP format for the Kindle, iPhone, and iPod
All Romance eBooks 18,546 titles (18,379 last week) 0.91% increase (167 new titles)
Formats: Adobe PDF eBook, MSReader, HTML, Mobipocket, Palm DOC/iSolo, Franklin eBookMan, Hiebook, Rocketbook, Open eBook.
Books On Board 13,493 titles (13,935 last week) 3.17% decrease (460 fewer titles)
Formats: ePub, Secure Adobe Editions (ADE), eReaders, MSReader, Mobipocket.
The eBook Store (Sony) 11,781 titles (11,556 last week) 1.95% increase (225 new titles)
Formats: EBL for Sony Reader and PC
Fictionwise 11,322 titles (11,187 last week) 1.21% increase (135 new titles)
Formats: Gemstar/Rocket eBooks, Adobe Reader, MobiPocket, MS Reader, eReader
eBooks.com 9,334 titles (9,334 last week) 0.0% increase (no new titles)
Formats: MS Reader, Mobipocket Reader, Adobe Digital Editions
Barnes and Noble 4,523 titles (4,476 last week) 1.05% increase (47 new titles)
Formats: iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, PC, Mac
Note: In many cases, figures will include eBooks that also have print editions. Breaking out electronic-only editions from the totals isn’t feasible.