Ebooks now 5% of UK book market

The Publisher's Association is about to release the 2009 sales statistics today. I don't have the report yet, but according to the synopsis £150m worth of ebooks were sold in the UK in 2009, which was about double that of 2008  (£80m).

Total UK publisher sales in the digital sector stood at just over £150m for 2009 according to the soon to be released PA Statistics Yearbook 2009. This represents an increase of 20% from the previous year, which recorded £75m-£80m sales for 2008, following a 27% increase in digital sales recorded for 2007.


While the digital sector shows growth, it remains a small market, representing 4-5% of the combined physical and digital sales of UK publishers in 2009. Consumer titles represent less than 1% of sales whilst 13% of sales are attributed to academic/professional titles.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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