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.
Another quiet week in eBook retailer inventory…
While the big eBook story this week happened in the thriller/mystery genre with Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol making eBook history when its Kindle edition outsold the print version at Amazon.com, happenings in the romance sector were decidedly quiet. None of the retailers on the list broke the 1% mark in new titles added to their inventories, which is not unexpected in the middle of the month. eBooks.com added no new titles, while All Romance added the most at 111. On a percentage basis, Fictionwise was the week’s winner, increasing its inventory by 0.85%.
Amazon.com (Kindle) 19,576 titles (19,477 last week) 0.51% increase (99 new titles)
Formats: DTP format for the Kindle, iPhone, and iPod
All Romance eBooks 18,728 titles (18,617 last week) 0.6% increase (111 new titles)
Formats: Adobe PDF eBook, MSReader, HTML, Mobipocket, Palm DOC/iSolo, Franklin eBookMan, Hiebook, Rocketbook, Open eBook.
Books On Board 13,670 titles (13,620 last week) 0.37% increase (50 new titles)
Formats: ePub, Secure Adobe Editions (ADE), eReaders, MSReader, Mobipocket.
The eBook Store (Sony) 11,821 titles (11,786 last week) 0.3% increase (35 new titles)
Formats: EBL for Sony Reader and PC
Fictionwise 11,456 titles (11,359 last week) 0.85% increase (97 new titles)
Formats: Gemstar/Rocket eBooks, Adobe Reader, MobiPocket, MS Reader, eReader
eBooks.com 9,502 titles (9,502 last week) 0.0% increase (0 new titles)
Formats: MS Reader, Mobipocket Reader, Adobe Digital Editions
Barnes and Noble 4,574 titles (4,540 last week) 0.75% increase (34 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.