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Books in Poland - Statistics & Facts

The book industry in Poland has observed an overall decline, but certain parts are blooming. Revenues from book sales and the book publishing industry are decreasing and expected to continue doing so. The popularity of libraries and bookstores is also dropping. On the other hand, digital technology opens new possibilities for the segment. ePublishing is a dynamically growing industry; by 2025, there will be an estimated 3.5 million eBook readers.

Most readers consume a few books a year. Readership rates are highest among school- or university-age Poles, and women are significantly more likely to enjoy reading than men. Printed books are more popular to read at home, in a park, or a café, and are also equally enjoyed by 59 percent of eBook readers. The demand for books peaks annually in November and December, in time for the winter holidays and Christmas season. Although books are often bought as presents or required reading, the majority of book buyers get them out of a pure love for reading.

The number of books sold through e-shops is increasing. When shopping online, Polish customers more frequently reach for popular science, fiction, as well as children’s and YA books. Average daily online sales of eBooks amount to just over 2.7 thousand zloty, whereas CD audiobooks generate daily online sales of 4.5 thousand zloty on average. The most successful Polish author is a crime novelist Remigiusz Mróz, followed by a fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski, best known for his The Witcher series.

While the book industry in Poland is undergoing some major transformations, its digital segments will continue to develop, thus continuing the writing, publishing, and reading practices in the country.

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Books in Poland - Statistics & Facts

The book industry in Poland has observed an overall decline, but certain parts are blooming. Revenues from book sales and the book publishing industry are decreasing and expected to continue doing so. The popularity of libraries and bookstores is also dropping. On the other hand, digital technology opens new possibilities for the segment. ePublishing is a dynamically growing industry; by 2025, there will be an estimated 3.5 million eBook readers.

Most readers consume a few books a year. Readership rates are highest among school- or university-age Poles, and women are significantly more likely to enjoy reading than men. Printed books are more popular to read at home, in a park, or a café, and are also equally enjoyed by 59 percent of eBook readers. The demand for books peaks annually in November and December, in time for the winter holidays and Christmas season. Although books are often bought as presents or required reading, the majority of book buyers get them out of a pure love for reading.

The number of books sold through e-shops is increasing. When shopping online, Polish customers more frequently reach for popular science, fiction, as well as children’s and YA books. Average daily online sales of eBooks amount to just over 2.7 thousand zloty, whereas CD audiobooks generate daily online sales of 4.5 thousand zloty on average. The most successful Polish author is a crime novelist Remigiusz Mróz, followed by a fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski, best known for his The Witcher series.

While the book industry in Poland is undergoing some major transformations, its digital segments will continue to develop, thus continuing the writing, publishing, and reading practices in the country.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 45 most important statistics relating to "Books in Poland".

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