France e-books drop predicted

France e-books drop predicted

E-book sales rose to 5% from 4% of French publishers’ turnover last year, but are expected to fall sharply as a share of the total by 2020, according to the third annual survey carried out by consultants KPMG. 

Of the total, 31% of publishers said they do not offer e-books and 56% said they have no plans to do so. The proportion predicting that e-books would represent less than 10% of the market by 2020 jumped from 18% in 2014 to 43% this year, noted Joëlle Tubiana, the KPMG partner in charge of the publishing sector in France. 

Conversely, the proportion forecasting that digital would ac...

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