Recently, we shared an interesting infographic by Statista, showing that ebook growth is stagnating.
The infographic was based on a global study, but when you start to analyze the book industry country by country, you’ll see huge differences in market share and growth.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has published a study that takes a closer look at consumer book sales in six countries: the US, Japan, Germany, China, Italy, and Great Britain.
Based on the study, The Economist developed an interactive timeline (screenshot for 2018 is shown above), and Statista came up with a single chart (embedded below).
As you see, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts ebook sales to exceed print book sales in two countries: the US and US. In these two countries the sales of paper books will decrease roughly by one fifth.
In the rest of analyzed countries, the ebook market will grow, but at a much smaller pace. More on Statista:
Today in the United States, the e-book industry is worth about $5.7 billion while print is worth approximately $10 billion. By 2018, print and e-books will be worth $7.9 and $8.7 billion respectively, an incredible shift compared to other developed nations like Germany where print is going to remain dominant.
Tap or click on the chart to see it in full resolution.
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