Ways to acquire an e-book/audio book in the Netherlands 2019

The statistic displays the result of a survey question concerning ways to acquire an e-book or audio book in the Netherlands in 2019. As part of the survey, participants who last read an e-book or listened to an audio book were asked how they acquired that book. The majority of respondents indicated that they purchased a new copy or acquired the book through a (free) download, whereas comparatively few borrowed it from a friend or family member. Approximately 25 percent of respondents had downloaded their last e-book or audio book for free, whereas just six percent had borrowed it from a friend/family member.

The last e-book or audio book you read, how did you get this?*

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

June 25, 2019 to July 1, 2019

Number of respondents

197 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Special properties

respondents who last read an e-book or audio book.

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Hoe heeft u dit boek verkregen [het laatst gelezen e-book of luisterboek]?" (English: How did you get this book [the last read e-book or audio book]?)

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