Books and e-books - UK - July 2019
Covered in this report
This report covers print and digital books (ie e-books and audiobooks) through all channels. E-books are all books readable on dedicated e-reader devices like the Amazon Kindle, or through smartphone or tablet applications or desktop/laptop browser extensions.
For the market size of consumer print books Mintel uses data from Nielsen BookScan which monitors retail book sales.
For the market size of digital books Mintel uses data from The Publishers Association which reports the invoiced value of UK publisher sales of digital consumer books. This include e-books, audio downloads, online subscriptions and other digital book sales.
“2018 was another positive year for the print book market and Mintel’s research shows the strength of people’s affection for bricks-and-mortar bookstores, whether part of a chain or independent. Waterstones continues to make acquisitions to better position itself against Amazon, particularly with the looming threat of Amazon potentially opening its own bookstores.”
– Rebecca McGrath, Senior Media Analyst
This report looks at the following areas:
- People want to support chain bookstores nearly as much as independent ones
- Interactive audiobooks could be next opportunity
- Apple could challenge Amazon’s dominance with cross-media subscriptions
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