Link / UK: real book sales surge as ebooks slow down
(London, May 2017) The digital revolution was expected to kill traditional publishing. But print books are ever more beautifully designed and lovingly cherished
After reaching a peak in 2014, sales of e-readers and ebooks have slowed and hardback sales have surged. The latest figures from the Publishing Association showed ebook sales falling 17% in 2016, with an 8% rise in their physical counterparts. At the same time, publishers’ production values have soared and bookshops have begun to fill up with books with covers of jewel-like beauty, often with gorgeously textured pages.
To read complete article Go To: How real books have trumped ebooks (Source: The Guardian)