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