German eBook Sales up 12.8% in the First Half of 2015

9756325465_d22d9e7840_kThe AAP may have reported a 9.3% decline in ebook sales in the first four months of 2015, but the news coming from Germany is much more positive. has shared a few details from a recent market survey from Boersenverein and GfK. A grand total of 25,000 German consumers were surveyed, and the numbers crunched.

eBooks made up an estimated 5.6% of the German ebook market in the period ending June, up from 4.9% in the first half of 2014. That's an increase of 12.8% year over year.

Around 4.2% of the total German population aged 10 years (2.9 million people) had bought an ebook at some point in the first six months of 2015. That's up slightly from the 4%, or about 2.7 million, that bought an ebook in the same period of 2014.

Boersenverein and GfK have been jointly conducting this survey since the first quarter of 2014 (you can find post reports here). They do not, however, release very many details, just the ones I mentioned above.

image by Ines Njers

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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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