Self-published titles made up 22% of UK ebook market in 2015
Self-published ebooks accounted for 22% of the digital book market in the UK in 2015, up from 16% in 2014, reports the Bookseller. Nielsen Book UK research director Steve Bohme told the Nielsen BookInsights Conference in London that growth in overall ebook sales is continuing to slow, with ebooks growing by five percent in volume in 2015 to take 27% of the overall book market, up slightly from 26% of the market in 2014. Bohme said all ebook growth in 2015 ‘can be attributed to a rise in purchasing of Amazon/self-published titles, with purchases of ebooks from mainstream publishers down slightly on 2014’. The overall value of the ebook market fell by one percent, reflecting the low price of self-published ebooks compared to mainstream publishers, with ebooks representing 16% of the overall book market in terms of value. The data came from the Nielsen Books & Consumers UK survey, which collects information from 36,000 book buyers aged 13-84 in the UK.
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