E-books are becoming cheaper!
In the e-book barometer (thanks to CB), we first present how the average e-book price (recommended consumer price) compares to the average price of a paper book. In 2015 the average price of an e-book was only 59.5% of that of the paper book. In 2010 this was still more than 83%. The average price of an e-book also is now 8.89 euros. This trend will please a lot of readers: the e-book is getting cheaper!
Online sales up 18%
This spring, the online book sales increasing rapidly. Online bookstores experienced an increase of 18% compared to the same period last year. It is a trend which has already manifested itself and unabatedly continues in recent years. This trend increases the share of online stores within the total book sales to nearly 15%. Second biggest climber is the independent bookstore with a sales increase of 8.6% in the first half of 2015.
News release: Boek.be and CB