Preference for paper or e-books in the Netherlands 2018, by price

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the preference for paper or e-books in the Netherlands in 2018, by price. When respondents were asked whether they prefer to buy paper books or e-books if the price was 7,99 for both, 76 percent said to prefer buying the paper book. If the e-book was two euros cheaper than the paper book (5,99 instead of 7,99), only 62 percent still preferred buying the paper book.

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Release date

January 2018



Survey time period

January 9, 2018 to January 15, 2018

Number of respondents

415 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

respondents sometimes buying books and reading both paper books as well as e-books

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source in Dutch as follows: "In welke vorm zou u een boek (dezelfde titel) aanschaffen bij onderstaande prijsverschillen?" (English: "In which form would you purchase a book (same title) with the price difference below?")

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