The Guardian today reports on how just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book but the latest figures published by the Publishing Association show a dramatic reversal of fortune with the sales of consumer eBooks dropping by 17% while sales of physical books are up 8%. Consumer spending on books was up £89m across the board last year, compared with 2015. James Daunt, the managing director of Waterstones, says that the UK has “adopted” ebooks and they will remain a substantial market but publishers and readers have rediscovered their love of the physical, and books once more are being celebrated as objects of beauty. Read more from this interesting article by following the link below.
How eBooks lost their shine?