E-Books By The Numbers
Even though the global e-book industry is worth $8.5 billion, this still pales in comparison with print's $53.9 billion. The pace of the digital reading revolution has slackened considerably with growth plumetting to just 5 percent in 2013. Meanwhile revenue stagnated between 2012 and 2013 at just over $3 billion.
Could it be that people prefer their dusty paperbacks to the influx of electronic devices? 46 percent of American internet users only read printed books while just 6 percent read e-books exclusively. It looks like the death knell for brick and mortar book stores is still a long way off.
- Italy: online purchase of books (e-books incl) Italy 2014, by age groupItaly: online purchase of books (e-books incl) Italy 2014, by age group
- Book and e-book usage in Germany 2013-2016Book and e-book usage in Germany 2013-2016
- Consumer spending on e-books in Germany 2006-2014Consumer spending on e-books in Germany 2006-2014
- Sales revenue of book publishers in Sweden from 2006-2016Sales revenue of book publishers in Sweden from 2006-2016
- Book store sales in the U.S. 1992-2015Book store sales in the U.S. 1992-2015
- Average time spent per day with media in Sweden 2016Average time spent per day with media in Sweden 2016
- Leading children's books publishers in the U.S. 2016Leading children's books publishers in the U.S. 2016
- U.S. children's books publishers: market shares 2016U.S. children's books publishers: market shares 2016
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