Jane's Bookstore, by Bill Lapp, via Flickr Attribution 2. Generic (CC by 2.0) license

Jane’s Bookstore, by Bill Lapp, via Flickr, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC by 2.0) license

Fortune’s Bill Wahba, in his article, Book Sales Hang On, As E-Books Wither, writes that “print books are holding steady” in comparison to e-books, based on sales and market share. Directly quoted highlights of the article:

In the first five months of 2015, publishers’ revenues from e-books sales fell 10% to $610.8 million, according to the Association of American Publishers, compared to a 2.3% drop in print book sales in the fiction, non fiction and religious categories (that the industry calls trade books.)

In terms of market share, e-books generated 24.9% of publisher revenues between January and May, down from a peak of 26.5% in the year earlier period, according to the AAP, showing how print books have finally started to push back against e-books’ meteoric rise.

In its most recent quarter, Barnes & Noble reported comparable sales in its core business rose 1%, while its Nook e-reader and digital content sales fell 22.4%.

According to a New York Times article, the American Booksellers Association counted 1,712 member stores in 2,227 locations in 2015, up from 1,410 in 1,660 locations five years ago.

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