Posts tagged UK

Ebook vs print sales

Interesting snippet in the latest issue of The Author magazine, saying that the growth of ebook sales in the UK was slower in the first half of 2013, and the decline of printed books was not quite so precipitous, although it still fell by 4.5% in value, 4.2% in volume. It didn’t give figures for ebooks. The article is not available online, so no link I’m afraid. The piece added: There are signs that the ebook market may be slowing, and Nielsen BookScan has warned that it will be a… Read More

American vs. British readers

Some interesting analysis of US and UK reading habits, courtesy of the summer edition of The Author magazine: American readers prefer romance; British ones prefer literary fiction Men make 35% of book purchases in the US; 42% in the UK In both countries, two-thirds of books are bought by people over the age of 42 In fiction, mystery and romance account for 58% of purchases in the US, compared with 31% in the UK In non-fiction, religious books do well in the US; celebrity biographies in the UK. Original source… Read More