Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286

Preference for print books or e-books by UK consumers 2017

E-books might weigh less than their print counterparts, and they might be a convenient choice for people on the go, but print books are still the most favorite choice amongst readers in the UK. This is according to the Survey Data Table for the Statista survey on e-books in the United Kingdom 2017 which shows that over 35% of the book lovers prefer to read from just the physical version.

This might have something to do with the nostalgic feel of the old guard as print books allow you the luxury of turning their pages. You can build physical libraries with them and even though more than 11 million people used e-book readers in Great Britain 2017, publishers still made way more money from the sale of physical books.

This data shows that almost 15% of all the respondents are equally fond of reading from either one of these options but only 5% of the readers prefer to read just from the digital books.

Do you read more print books or e-books?

Exclusive Corporate Account feature

To view this statistic you need a Corporate Account, which includes the following benefits

  • Access to all content
  • Download as XLS, PPT, PNG and PDF
  • Detailed source and background information
Corporate Account
$700 per month*
(billed annually)
* Prices do not include sales tax.
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Number of respondents

1,002 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

residential population, who reads in their free time and spent money on a book within the last 12 months

Use Statista now: unlimited access to all content

Statistics on "Book formats in the U.S."

Use Statista now: unlimited access to all content
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.