Were the e-books you consumed paid or free?

E-book consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2018, by paid and free This statistic presents data on e-book consumption, by paid or free accessing, among e-book consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) from August 2012 to May 2018, in eight survey waves. As of the most recent survey wave, ending May 2018, 52 percent of those who consumed e-books did so entirely for free.
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100% PaidMix of Paid and Free100% Free
August to October 201250%19%31%
November 2012 to January 201348%26%26%
March to May 201349%20%31%
March to May 201547%22%31%
March to May 201640%22%38%
March to May 201746%19%36%
March to May 201831%17%52%
100% PaidMix of Paid and Free100% Free
August to October 201250%19%31%
November 2012 to January 201348%26%26%
March to May 201349%20%31%
March to May 201547%22%31%
March to May 201640%22%38%
March to May 201746%19%36%
March to May 201831%17%52%
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This statistic presents data on e-book consumption, by paid or free accessing, among e-book consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) from August 2012 to May 2018, in eight survey waves. As of the most recent survey wave, ending May 2018, 52 percent of those who consumed e-books did so entirely for free.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
August 2012 to May 2018
Number of respondents
507*
Age group
12 years and older
Special properties
All who have downloaded or streamed/accessed e-book content in the past three months
Supplementary notes
* Base of most recent survey wave (Wave 8). Base varied by wave: n (W2) = 581; n (W3) = 700; n (W4) = 631; n (W5) = 613; n (W6) = 631; n (W7) = 627.
Online (CAWI) and face-to-face (CAPI) surveys were used.
The source does not provide detailed information regarding the question. The chosen wording here might therefore differ slightly from the survey.
Data for waves previous to Wave 8 published earlier by the source.
Figures do not sum 100. The source provides no explanation.

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