Over the course of the past six months Dutch e-book sales have been strong. During the 2nd quarter the digital format increased by 9% over the same period last year and in Q3 2016 sales have increased another 10%.
The Netherlands bookselling industry has sold 39 million books in the last twelve months and 6.4% of them have been e-books. To give you a sense on how far the Dutch e-book market has come, in 2014 e-books only accounted for 0.6% of total trade sales.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.