Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

UK digital book sales 'quadrupled in 2010'

3rd May 2011

Sales of digital books quadrupled in the general titles category in 2010, new industry figures suggest, rising from GBP 4 million to GBP 16 million.

Data issued by the Publishers Association shows that overall digital sales reached GBP 180 million last year, with the sharpest rise in interest among novels and consumer titles.

The rapid rise in e-reader sales in the second half of 2010 illustrates how the technology is 'making an impact' in the world of literature, according to Richard Mollet, chief executive of the Publishers Association.

'Now that technology is putting e-reading devices into consumers' hands, we are starting to see the rapid growth of digital sales in this area, as consumer publishers develop digital formats to reach wider audiences,' he explained.

However, rather than digital books replacing physical copies in the future, Mr Mollet instead envisages the two formats co-existing.

The data showed digital content remains a small proportion of overall book sales, however, which stood at GBP 3.1 billion in 2010.

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Children's Pride
26/06/2017

Andi from our Birmingham branch shares her favourite children's books that are perfect for Pride.

How to Change the World: Stop Harming Women
22/06/2017

Human rights barrister and a researcher at the Gender and Social Justice Centre at Cambridge University, Dexter Dias introduces his new book and explains how we can change the course of the 21st century if we can stop harming women.

The Book that Inspired Pink Floyd and Walt Disney
20/06/2017

We're celebrating the opening this month at the London Palladium of The Wind in the Willows: the Musical with a selection of things you might not know about the bok and its author, Kenneth Grahame.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd