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

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

BuchReport.de 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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  1. […] The 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. Read more. […]

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  2. […] hoping to reach digital readers in Germany, but it's not entirely unexpected. Past survey reports from GfK have suggested that the German ebook market grew quickly in the first half of 2015, before […]

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