The Human Species

Stats on Paper vs digital books

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

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.


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