Stats on Paper vs digital books

by Lennert Dorman on May 4, 2010

In 2009 there were 49 million ‘paper’ books sold in Holland vs 110.000 digital books. The amount of e-readers sold was 37.000. Have the feeling the Dutch don’t run as hard as the Americans.

Update:
Was curious so I looked at the American numbers. They are as follows. Total market is $24 billion. 99% of which is ‘Physical’ and 1% is digital. Although a lot more then the dutch market still only a measly 1%. Sometimes while running around on the edge of the best and the latest you forget that not everybody is running there.

Sources:
http://www.boekbond.nl/pers/nieuwsarchief/140-boekhandel-presteert-goed-in-2009
http://gigaom.com/2010/03/30/amazon-ebook-sales-billion/