In the first quarter of 2016 publishers in the United Kingdom have garnered over £100.5 million in e-book sales. This is an increase of 8.3% compared to the same quarter in 2015.
The Digital Publishers Revenue Index (DPRI) monitors digital sales in the UK and in a recent report they mentioned that e-book sales have increased by over 62% in the last four years.
I think the UK e-book industry might be hitting a tipping point. One of the big trends of 2016 is that publishers are lowering e-book prices and this is resulting in less revenue. This is quite evident in countries such as Canada, the US and Germany.
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.