Sales of e-books in the past year amid rising sales of paper books

The source, citing figures from the Publishers Association, reports that worldwide sales of e-books (just books, not devices) in the consumer segment in the past year decreased by 17% compared to results in 2015.

In this same period sales of physical books and magazines grew by 7%, and children’s books — 16%.

In the US there is the same trend: sales of e-books in the first nine months of 2016 decreased by 18.7%, sales of paperbacks grew by 7.5%, while hardcover books sold is 4.1% better than the year before.

Also according to Euromonitor International, between 2011 and 2014 ebooks (devices) fell by 40%.


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