Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Consumer ebooks sales in UK soars 366% in 2011. From @cbronline

Driven by Amazon Kindle and other e-readers, consumer ebook sales in the UK soared by 366% during 2011 which helped offset the slump in the market for printed books, according to new official figures released by the Publishers Association.

Overall digital book sales grew by 54% including academic and professional books.
The statistics has been based on a number of surveys including the ongoing Publishers Association Sales Monitor (PASM) data collection scheme, based on data compiled from c250 publishers representing 77% share of total UK publisher sales.

The growth is driven by the strongest growth performance in East & South Asia and Central & South America, majorly Brazil, which generated 41% of revenues earned through export.
The increase is also attributed to the popularity of the Amazon Kindle which is now equivalent to 6% of consumer physical book sales by value.

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