When are books coming online?
That’s a question that’s been raised with increasing frequency in the wake of the recent cyber attacks on Sony and the publishers of The New York Times, as well as the widespread boycott of Amazon by publishers and the online-only publishing houses that employ the companies’ staff.
Now, after a decade of being pushed back, online book sales are finally taking off.
And, in some ways, they’re starting to catch up with traditional book sales, as a recent report from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that online sales of books increased more than 6 percent in 2016.
(As of Friday, it was at $6.7 billion.)
The problem is, many of the traditional publishers are still struggling with the transition to digital distribution, as evidenced by the fact that Amazon only announced a plan last week to offer a digital version of the New York Review of Books and a digital edition of The Economist.
And as the New Yorker’s Emily Gould reported in January, publishers and retailers alike are scrambling to make sure that they don’t run into a brick-and-mortar store-bought version of books.
But while the book business may have been the catalyst for the boom, many other industries have also seen a rise in online sales.
A recent report by the National Association of Booksellers said that online retail sales grew 20 percent between 2013 and 2016.
And that’s not even counting the increased value added for online book buyers by e-commerce sites like Amazon and Apple, which are increasingly turning to e-books to reach their growing online audiences.
The National Book Foundation’s study on book sales from 2013 to 2016 found that e-book sales increased by an average of 21 percent per year over that period.
(This was a 10-year period, which also includes the year book sales grew by 2.4 percent.)
So the fact is, while many of these industries may have seen a surge in online book revenue, they are not the only ones to see a boost in online revenue.
For example, the number of books available online has risen steadily for decades.
In the early 2000s, the average book was about 8 percent of the entire U.S. book market, according to Nielsen BookScan.
By 2020, the market had grown to almost 15 percent, according the bookseller industry publication Bookscan.
And the industry report that was released in April, Digital Book World, showed that in the past year, the online book market has been the fastest growing part of the book industry.
The report found that bookstores had shipped more than 30 million books in the first six months of 2017, up from 7.2 million in the previous year.
And in the year 2020, online sales have outpaced book sales.
The study also found that digital book sales were up 26 percent from the previous six months.
This was driven in large part by ebooks, which increased by 35 percent.
While there’s been a boom in online retail for the last five years or so, this is the first time that digital sales have surpassed the growth in physical book sales since 2007.
The rise of the e-reader has been especially interesting to book buyers, since many of them are more likely to read digitally.
The advent of smartphones has also led to a rise of digital-only books, which have been able to reach new audiences, and online readers are also growing more comfortable reading digital books, especially in the era of the Internet of Things.
In addition to these growing numbers of e-readers, digital sales are also expected to increase as more people use their tablets and other devices to read.
As of late last year, more than half of all U.K. households had an iPad, according with research from research firm Gartner.
And Amazon has been expanding its Kindle store, which is now home to more than 70 million titles.
Amazon also recently announced plans to bring its Kindle digital books to eReaders, as Amazon announced that it will begin shipping eBooks this fall.
And with Amazon announcing that it plans to launch a Kindle Music app in the fall, there are more possibilities for digital book sellers.
And online retailers are also starting to see their sales grow, with Amazon’s online sales doubling in the last year.
In January, Amazon said that it had sold more than 4.7 million digital books through the Kindle app in its first quarter of the year.
As Amazon has announced more eBooks, online retailers have also begun to offer additional discounts to customers who purchase digital books with their own credit cards.
For instance, Amazon is offering discounts of 10 percent to $15 on books purchased with a gift card.
The company has also been working to bring eBooks to Apple’s iBooks app, and will be offering discounted ebook prices for those who purchase Apple books on their own, too.
In fact, the company recently announced that they will start offering eBooks on its iBooks platform