Ebook sales and bookings in March continued to fall.
eBook sales declined 1.4 percent to 1.27 million units, according to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks the market.
Bookings fell 2.7 percent to 8.8 million units.
New York City’s total eBook market fell 6.2 percent, while Los Angeles County’s fell 6 percent.
Chicago saw its eBook bookings fall 2.9 percent, though the number of eBooks in the city’s stores dropped 0.3 percent.
The National Association of Booksellers reported that eBook rentals decreased 1.7% in March.
The NASB said eBook revenue rose 1.9% to $6.2 billion in March from $5.7 billion a year earlier.
Bookstores continue to see demand for eBooks and digital book purchases, and bookstores are finding a way to sell them.
In March, more than 100 bookstores in the country reported that they have sold more than 10,000 digital books and 1,000 eBooks, with sales growing at an annualized pace of about 9.7%.
For the third quarter, eBook purchases totaled $3.7 million, up from $2.8 billion in the same quarter last year.
In addition, the number and size of digital book orders in the industry continued to rise.
The total number of digital orders for all of March was 9.2 million, and the total number and total size of eBook orders were 9.1 million, according a statement from Nielsen Bookscan.
The industry is expecting a rebound in eBook demand as digital book sales rise and retailers start to see an influx of e-book buyers.
Booksells and retailers have been seeing more digital book and eBook users than in years past.
In fact, BookScan says the number has nearly doubled since the last time the NASB began tracking eBook trends.
Digital book and digital eBook usage increased at a rate of about 10.7 per cent during March, compared to an annual rate of roughly 5.3 per cent.
Digital eBook buyers also continue to flock to online bookstores, and many booksellers have begun offering eBooks at full price.
As eBook spending continues to climb, booksells have seen an increase in their bookings, with more than 500 bookstores reporting that bookings have increased.
According to a survey by Nielsen Bookscanners, bookings for the first quarter of 2016 were up nearly 2.2% compared to the same period last year, with an average booktime increase of 8.3%.
The booktimes in the first four months of 2016 have risen 1.6% year over year, and there has been an average increase of 3.7 percentage points for the last seven years, according the report.