Two-thirds of UK book sales came through online channels in 2020

Two-thirds of UK book sales came through online channels in 2020

Online sales channels accounted for more than two-thirds of UK publishing revenue in 2020 (68.6%), amid a widespread shift towards digital, according to the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Publishing Industry Report, launched at today’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

The report, established in collaboration with the International Publishers Association (IPA), and with input from the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), uses data provided by the national publishing associations of more than 50 countries, although major markets such as China and India are not included.

The 2020 report ...

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