book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Sunday 5th July

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Enders Analysis report reaches questionable conclusions on UK ebook growth

Posted at 8:40AM Thursday 20 Mar 2014

A research report "Creative UK: Overview of the digital transformation of the UK creative economy," co-produced by Enders Analysis and Bain & Company, has concluded, in terms that The Bookseller has chosen to highlight, that "in volume terms, we expect e-books to become about 35% of the total market in the next two years, and then continue to rise only very slowly." Unless I'm not reading this report in enough detail, I'm not clear what data this conclusion is based on. The tone of the entire report is very anecdotal, rather than detail-driven, and there's no clear indication whether, for instance, that 35 percent is a percentage of total sales, actual books read, or what. But given the pedigree of the report, I'm inclined to believe that it's talking about proportion of sales by traditional publishers, as the magic word "self-publishing" doesn't appear anywhere in it.

Teleread




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

Amazon Revamps Its Rating Calculations
www.teleread.com

Favours helpful, recent reviews of verified purchases

PA Supports DCMS #CreateUK Week
www.publishers.org.uk

Publishers Association engaged in a variety of digital activity to showcase the phenomenal success of UK publishing and the creative sector

Now That's What I Call Music! Series And Streaming Reverse Decline In CD Sales
www.independent.co.uk

New figures show a significant increase in the albums market following years of decline

Stanford Dolman Travel Book Of The Year Award: Shortlist Announced
www.telegraph.co.uk

The six books shortlisted for this year's £5,000 Stanford Dolman prize for travel writing open up a world of wonders

Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman Shrouded In More Mystery Before Mid-July Release
www.straitstimes.com

The mystery of Go Set A Watchman has deepened

Penguin Random House Revamps Its Author Portal
www.bookbusinessmag.com

Pooling significant resources to better support its authors

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman Shrouded In More Mystery Before Mid-July Release
  2. PA Supports DCMS #CreateUK Week
  3. Stanford Dolman Travel Book Of The Year Award: Shortlist Announced
  4. Has George RR Martin Finished The Winds Of Winter?
  5. Now That's What I Call Music! Series And Streaming Reverse Decline In CD Sales
  6. Flipkart Ranked World's Second-biggest Book Seller
  7. 'Instagram of Books' Helps Readers Find What Their Friends & Idols Are Reading
  8. New Event Announced For Edinburgh International Book Festival
  9. Claire Fuller Wins £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize
  10. Publishers discover the virtues of pre-order marketing