'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print

Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK Britons are abandoning the ebook at an alarming rate with sales of consumer titles down almost a fifth last year, as “screen fatigue” helped fuel a five-year high in printed book sales.Sales of consumer ebooks plunged 17% to £204m last year, the lowest level since 2011 – the year the ebook craze took off as Jeff Bezos’ market-dominating Amazon Kindle took the UK by storm. Related: Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles Related: The fall and rise of physical book sales worldwide – in data Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NPD Projects US Print Book Unit Sales 17 Percent Above 2019

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Print Sales Jumped 17% in Early November

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