Books in France

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Statista Dossier on books in France

This dossier contains statistical information about the book industry and the reading habits of people in France. While the first chapter provides statistics on the book market, the rest of the study offers data about book readers: who they are, what they read, as well as how they access books.

Table of contents

  • 1. Book market
    • Number of books sold in France 2010-2016

    • Book production volume in France 2010-2017

    • Production of commercial books in France 2010-2017

    • Books: average number of copies printed in France 2010-2016

    • Book references available in France 2010-2017

    • Book references sold in France 2010-2017

    • Digital book sales: publisher revenue in France 2010-2016

    • Best selling books in France 2017

    • Book exports value in France 2010-2016

    • Share of translated books among marketed production of books in France 2009-2017

    • Marketed production of book translations in France 2009-2017

  • 2. Perception of book reading
    • Book reading importance in households in France 2015

    • Purpose of reading books in France 2015

    • Reasons for book gifting in France 2015

    • Benefits of reading: opinion in France 2015

    • Reading motivation among book readers in France 2015, by gender

    • Public opinion regarding purposes of reading in France as of 2015

    • Breakdown of importance given to book reading in France 2015, by age

  • 3. Profile of book readers
    • Reading consumption distribution in France 2017

    • Avid book readers in France 2015, by age

    • Book reading penetration in France 2017, by gender

    • Presence of books at home as a child in France 2015

    • Purposes of reading books in France 2015, by age group

    • French readers opinion of their own reading consumption 2015, by age

  • 4. Reading habits
    • Book reading penetration in France 2017, by format

    • Reading frequency of book consumers in France 2015

    • Number of books read on average in France 2017, by format

    • Most popular book genres read in France 2017

    • Number of digital and print books read annually in France 2017

    • Book-related practices carried out by French parents 2015

    • Reading frequency of book consumers in France 2015, by age

    • Most popular book reading locations in France 2015

    • Preferred book reading occasions in France 2015

  • 5. Access method to books
    • Book access methods penetration in France 2015

    • Book giving: people to whom book buyers gave books in France 2015

    • Book buying: place of purchase in France 2015

    • Reasons for not buying books in bookstores in France 2015

    • Library lending frequency among book readers in France 2015

    • Library lending penetration among book readers in France 2015, by age

    • Reasons for not borrowing books from media libraries in France, as of 2015

    • Path to purchase: choosing a book in France 2015

  • 6. Trends
    • Purchase incentives for books in France 2017

    • Purchase incentives for books in France 2015, by gender

    • Book purchase incentives in France 2015, by age group

    • Impulse buying: book purchase incentives in France 2017

    • Breakdown of reasons for not reading more books in France 2015

    • Reasons that encourage reading more books in France 2015

    • E-reader penetration in France from Q1 2013 to January 2015

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