Posted by: bluesyemre | June 22, 2017

#Publishing: Here’s why #Print is winning the battle against #E-Books

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Bookshops Back in Black

As reported by The Guardian, sales of e-books in the UK declined by 4% in 2016. By contrast, sales in bookshops rose by 7%. To get specific, 2015 saw sales of £563 million for e-books, and £2.74 billion for print books; the following year, there were sales of £554 million for e-books, and £2.76 billion for print books.

Not only are e-books sales already swamped by print sales, but the division between the two appears to be steadily growing. The knock-on effect this has had on the publishing and bookselling industry is already apparent; in 2016, UK chain Waterstones returned to profit after six years of losses.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/publishing-heres-why-print-winning-battle-against-e-books-tim-dare


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