E-book vs printed book purchasing in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013

This statistic presents the proportion of e-books versus printed books consumers intended to purchase in the next three years in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2013. Nearly a quarter of respondents planned to focus mainly on printed books with 24.7 percent expecting to buy 20 percent e-books and 80 percent printed books. Only 1.9 percent planned to purchase e-books exclusively in the three years to come.

Estimated proportion of e-book and printed book purchasing in the next three years in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2013

Share of respondents
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Release date

April 2013


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2012 to February 2013

Number of respondents

40,337 respondents

Supplementary notes

* Survey among consumers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the UK, Netherlands and the U.S. Base of UK sample not specified.
Figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.
The source does not provide information about the exact type of survey or the age of respondents.

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