JK Rowling is the top-selling author within the US over the last 12 months, and sold $247,125.89 on Saturday, September 1 alone.
“Data Guy,” the long anonymous publishing industry analyst, will reveal his actual identity on stage at Digital Book World 2018, while also unveiling Bookstat – the data-driven service which has the potential to solve the longstanding industry problem of insufficient, incomplete real-time sales data.
According to Data Guy and Bookstat, JK Rowling is the top-selling author within the US over the last 12 months, and sold $247,125.89 on Saturday, September 1 alone.
This figure was comprised of 4,670 ebook units ($32,479.80), 6,538 digital audiobook units ($155,730.54), and 2,163 online print units ($58,915.55), within the United States.
These data, and many sales figures like it, according to Data Guy, aren’t to be found in the official metrics used to “track’ trends within US digital sales.
Retiring the anonymous “Data Guy” moniker, our closing keynote will reveal his true identity and lead Digital Book World 2018’s audience through a live demonstration of Bookstat, returning fire at critics and showing off the unprecedented capability of this brand new service. He will also take live Q&A.