UK ebook sales drop for the first time

It seems that our love affair with ebooks could be turning sour. For the first time since digital book sales were recorded, the number of ebooks sold in the UK dropped in 2015. The drop could be partly explained by the fact that we seem to be reading less in recent years. While sales of printed books rose by 0.4 percent according to the Publishers Association, digital book sales declined by 1.6 percent. The increased popularity of printed books has been driven in part by an explosion in adult colouring books. Audio books have also increased in popularity, with 2015… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

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UK ebook sales drop for the first time

It seems that our love affair with ebooks could be turning sour. For the first time since digital book sales were recorded, the number of ebooks sold in the UK dropped in 2015. The drop could be partly explained by the fact that we seem to be reading less in recent years. While sales of printed... Continue reading at Betanews

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