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Factors Influencing E-book Purchases (Nielsen)

Factors Influencing E-book Purchases: Nielsen Books & Consumers survey August 2020Factors influencing E-book purchases are revealed in Nielsen Books & Consumers: a monthly survey of around 3,000 book buyers aged 13-84 that are nationally representative of the UK population.

Although lockdown has started to ease and book shops are reopening, many readers have switched to digital formats. The latest survey results indicate the influences driving book selection for e-books and audio books. …

Majority of small publishers fear closure in wake of coronavirus

Bound Together - Bookshelves Luis Villa del Campo“Survey shows 60% expect the impact of the pandemic may put them out of business, prompting calls for concerted help.

More than half of the UK’s small publishers fear they could be out of business by the autumn as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by the Bookseller, which warns of a ‘whole tranche of writers that either will not write, or will be unable to see their work published’”.

How the coronavirus will change book publishing, now and forever

Bookshelf by Stewart Butterfield / CC“…this crisis should be an opportunity for book publishing, a period of high demand from readers stuck at home. Ebooks and digital audiobooks are selling better than usual, alongside the print books Amazon and a few others manage to deliver. So what does the overall picture look like for publishing at a moment when readers need the industry the most? And just as important, what might it look like on the other side of the pandemic?”