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September 27, 2012

Digital fiction book sales soar, Publishers Association says

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by the BBC

Sales in e-books are booming, while physical books remain largely stable. A “huge increase” in the value of digital book sales in the UK has been announced by trade organisation the Publishers Association. The value of digital fiction sales in the first half of 2012 was up 188% on the same period in 2011. Physical book sales saw a drop in value, dipping 0.4% year on year. Industry experts said that while the figures were healthy, other areas of the industry, such as bookshops, continued to struggle financially. “Certainly the strong e-book growth has taken the tarnish off the otherwise tricky market,” said Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller.

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