eBook Sales Beat Audiobook Sales in 2009

Woo hoo! Go eBooks! In 2009, eBook sales overtook audiobook sales, according to data from the Association of American Publishers. The AAP found that the eBook market grew more than 170% last year.

The Bookseller reported on the findings this morning. Here’s an excerpt: “The biggest change over the year was the growth in e-book sales, with sales reaching $313m in 2009, up 176.6%. This meant the the digital book market is now bigger than audio book sales for the first time, with audio book sales for 2009 worth $192m, down 12.9% on the prior year.”

So, eBook haters, back off. eBook are coming to your town, and the’re gonna take your audiobooks down. Hey, remember the Kindle 1, depicted above, from when the eBook market was still just a baby?

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