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eBooks Make Up 42% of Book Sales in the UK, from March – May 2013

eBooks Make Up 42% of Book Sales in the UK, from March – May 2013

A new report from Ofcom and Kantar Media, looking at media consumption in the UK from March-May 2013 found that Kindle was the service most used to access eBooks in the past three months with over 70% of downloads using this method. Apple was a distant second with 9 %

The report also revealed that during the three-month period, 58% of all books sold in the UK were print and 42% were eBooks.

A worrying statistic is that the study found that 61% of eBooks downloaded were free and only 39% cost money.

The report also found that an estimated 7 million e-books were consumed illegally online in the past three months – equating to 4% of all books (downloaded, accessed online, or bought in physical format).

 

This information was sourced from: http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/amazon-owns-79-of-ebook-market-in-the-uk_b40563

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