Digital Books Now 5% of UK Book Trade

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Digital publishing new accounts for 5 percent of UK book sales, reports The Bookseller. This is due to a 27 percent increase in eBook sales over the two years leading up to 2009, according to the Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook .

Here’s a little excerpt from the article:

Simon Juden, chief executive of the PA said: “These statistics offer a unique snapshot of the burgeoning digital book industry. Whilst the market for digital products such as e-books and audiobooks is still in its infancy, the statistics show that there has been remarkable growth in publishers sales of these products since 2007, when we began collecting this data.

“The migration of revenues from purely physical to a mixed, increasingly digital ecology has clearly begun, and the launch of new e-readers and platforms will only serve to facilitate this process.”