Remember back in June when Apple told developers the iBookstore had 22 percent of the eBook market? An author who uses both platforms to market his writing is now telling a vastly-different story. He sells 200 Kindle ebooks each day, compared to 100 a month for the iPad’s iBooks.
Despite the Kindle ebooks not currently supporting color or video, like the ebooks via Apple’s iBookstore, “according to my numbers Apple is a very small part of the ebook market,” blogs author Joe Konrath. “I sell 200 ebooks a day on Kindle. On iPad, I sell 100 a month,” he adds.
The numbers seem closer to figures released earlier this month on the ebook market. Amazon’s Kindle Store had 61 percent of the market, while Barnes & Noble had 20 percent and Sony had five percent, according to the Bowker study. Although Apple was not listed, the Cupertino, Calif. company’s ebook efforts apparently registered fewer than five percent of the market.
In terms of ebook readers, Amazon’s Kindle had 40 percent of the market, with reading ebooks on your computer coming in second most popular.