With regard to the specific challenges facing Exclusive Books, much has been made about the effect of e-books. It was interesting to read that, according to consulting firm PwC’s forecasts, e-books will account for 8% of the consumer market in 2017, up from 2% in 2012.According to our research, e-books already reached the 9% mark in 2012, admittedly assisted by the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Internationally, e-books at the end of 2012 accounted for 28.2% of the consumer book market in the US and 9.3% in the UK source: Bowkers Books and Consumers.E-books have shown dramatic growth over the past few years. However, growth is beginning to flatten and indications are that the e-books will form between 20% and 30% of the total consumer book market, depending on the territory. The growth of e-books is influenced by a number of factors, including education, technology penetration, internet adoption rates and levels of reading.
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