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UK e-book sales fall for second year in a row

Tuesday 14 March 2017 | 15:56 CET | News
Sales of e-books in the UK have fallen for a second year in a row, according to figures from Nielsen, reported by the Guardian. Overall book sales rose 2 percent last year to 360 million, and consumers spent 6 percent more on books. While sales through shops increased 7 percent in 2016, e-book sales declined by 4 percent. Nielsen attributed the shift to children and younger readers, who tend to prefer physical books. The research also found that mobile phones and tablets overtook e-readers for the first time as the most common device used to read e-books.

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