E-books up 27% at PRH but Hachette leads way

E-books up 27% at PRH but Hachette leads way

There’s good news for the e-book market—or the part UK conglomerate trade publishers are responsible for: there is growth. Marginal growth, and driven mainly by one publisher, but growth all the same. Collectively, the five publishers shifted 49.6 million e-books last year, 3% up on 2017 and the biggest total haul for the group since The Bookseller started collecting end-of-the-year e-book volumes (in 2011).

Some explanatory notes: these are UK-only sales and include all paid- for downloads, not limited to the £2 minimum price The Bookseller employs for its Weekly and Monthly E-Book Rankin...

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