GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Amazon Book Sales Statistics [Current Data]

In this post, we explore the latest statistics surrounding Amazon book sales that shed light on the significant impact the e-commerce giant has on the book market. From market shares to reader preferences, these data points provide valuable insights into Amazon’s prominent position in the industry.

Statistic 1

"71% of UK readers and 67% of US readers have bought a book from Amazon in the past 12 months, indicating a steady rise in Amazon book sales."

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Statistic 2

"Amazon holds a dominant market share of 60-70% in book sales, with 1.4 million self-published titles in 2018."

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Statistic 3

"Amazon has a 68% market share for e-books, which is even higher when including books Amazon has published and those in Kindle Unlimited."

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Statistic 4

"71% of UK readers and 67% of US readers have bought a book from Amazon in the past 12 months, indicating a steady rise in Amazon book sales."

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Statistic 5

"Amazon sells 3 times more print books than ebooks."

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Statistic 6

"Book sales represent a small portion of Amazon’s revenue, but still account for a large amount of income."

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Statistic 7

"Amazon holds 67% of ebook sales, but hardcopy books still outsell ebooks by $4.6 billion."

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Statistic 8

"Kindle Unlimited has 3 million subscribers."

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Statistic 9

"Amazon holds a dominant market share of 60-70% in book sales, with 1.4 million self-published titles in 2018."

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Statistic 10

"Amazon controls up to 80% of book distribution in the US."

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The statistics presented demonstrate Amazon’s strong foothold in the book sales market, with a significant percentage of readers in the UK and US making purchases through the platform. Amazon’s dominance extends to both print and ebook sales, with a high market share and millions of self-published titles available. The company’s Kindle Unlimited subscription service also boasts a substantial number of subscribers. While book sales may represent only a fraction of Amazon’s overall revenue, they remain a lucrative source of income, particularly when considering the sheer volume of titles sold.

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