E-book free or paid acquisitions in France 2014

This statistic illustrates the way digital book readers acquired e-books in France in 2014. Results show that over 70 percent of respondents either most often or exclusively acquired e-books without paying for them. Inversely, only three percent declared that they always paid for e-books.

Breakdown of individuals buying or acquiring free digital books in France in 2014

E-book acquisition typeShare of e-book readers
Exclusively free of charge32%
Most often free of charge39%
As often free of charge as paid-for20%
Most often paid-for6%
Exclusively paid-for3%
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Release date

October 2014



Survey time period

June 6 to July 24, 2014

Number of respondents

1,007 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

digital book readers

Method of interview

Online survey

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