Dienstag, 20. September 2016

E-Books are on the decline and people are switching back to print

Over the past six years when the Kindle, Kobo and Nook became popular many people thought that print was doomed and that the vast majority of us would be reading e-books. It looks like e-books were merely a passing fad and many people have switched back to print.

Preliminary figures from the Association of American Publishers found that sales of e-books for trade publishers fell 14% in 2015 compared to 2014 and accounted for 20% of overall trade book revenue, down from 23% in 2014. Going beyond AAP’s member publisher sales performance, the Codex Group’s April 2016 survey of 4,992 book buyers found that e-book units purchased as a share of total books purchased fell from 35.9% in April 2015 to 32.4% in April 2016. The Codex survey includes e-books published by traditional publishers and self-publishers and sold across all channels and in all categories ... [mehr] http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/e-books-are-on-the-decline-and-people-are-switching-back-to-print

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