Report: Audiobooks Predicted to Overtake UK Ebook Sales in 2020
From The Independent:
Sales of audiobooks are set to overtake ebooks in 2020, new research suggests.
Figures from consultant firm Deloitte predict that UK sales of spoken story-telling are set to generate revenue of £115 million in 2020.
It would be a 30 per cent increase on audiobook sales in 2018.
In comparison, ebooks – predicted as the “future of reading” by The Telegraph in 2009, are rounding out the decade with a continuing downward trend of ownership.
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UPDATE Feb. 2, 2020 Nate at The Digital Reader Wrote a Debunking of the Story Posted Above: “UK Audiobook Revenues to Eclipse Ebook Revenues In 2020, And Other Impossibilities”
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