Thirteen years after the first Kindle was sold, printed books have more than ten times the market share of ebooks
This is surprising. The source reveals that
Publishers of books in all formats made almost $26 billion in revenue last year in the U.S., with print making up $22.6 billion and e-books taking $2.04 billion, according to the Association of American Publishers’ annual report 2019. Those figures include trade and educational books, as well as fiction.
“Educational” books is probably code for textbooks. I wonder if printed books would still lead if required school books were omitted.