reports big rise in ebooks

Standard is reporting that it was the top source of independent content on the iBookstore and Nook Bookstore last year.

According to a Friday post on the Lulu site, ebook creators published 115,517 new ebooks on in 2011, an increase of 22 per cent over 2010. More than 60,000 of those titles are now available in the iBookstore or Nook Bookstore.

The self-publishing partner says it now has 620,000 titles in its ebook catalogue and is planning for “the next generation” of ebooks.