Pandemic drives ebook and audiobook sales by UK publishers to all-time high

Printed book sales plunge in first six months of 2020 on back of shop and school closuresSee all our coronavirus coverageSales of digital books by British publishers are set to hit an all-time high this year as the public turns to reading to escape pandemic cabin fever.However, the ebook and audiobook boom comes at a high cost for the industry, with global sales of printed books by UK publishers plunging by 55m in the first six months of the year as high streets and schools closed during the first coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-14 07:00:02 UTC ]
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Pandemic drives ebook and audiobook sales by UK publishers to all-time high

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