Thursday, July 14, 2016
Press release: Dutch e-book barometer 2Q/16
CB Press release July 12, 2016
Dutch E-book Barometer Q2 2016: rentals more popular, sales are growing again
Today CB publishes the e-book barometer showing the development of e-books in the Dutch language, second quarter 2016.
Where in the first quarter, a slight decrease was seen in e-book sales, CB sees growth again; + 9% compared to the same quarter in 2015. E-book rentals from the libary (bibliotheek.nl) continues in an unabated growth (+ 87% compared to Q2 2015). The average retail price continues to drop (-0.4% compared with the previous quarter).
New to the infographic, is the share of e-book sales in literary fiction; 11.3% is significantly higher than the 6.1% e-books in total book sales.
The trend in the ratio of rental versus sales is similar to e-book barometer for the first quarter of 2016. Like the last time the sales will rise at the time when titles enter into the lease for the first time.
The number of new titles seems to have increased minimally. However, there is a decline of titles during the quarter, with a possible cleanup. So there are indeed added many new e-books.