Preparing the Global eBook report 2017
2017-03-02 12:24:47 by rw

The Global eBook report will be entirely re-written and re-focused for the edition of 2017. Currently we research data on how ebook markets develop worldwide. The release date is April 25, 2017, with downloads offered from this site. (See below for details.)

To collect data from international industry professionals, we have opened a questionnaire for both basic market data and estimates on relevant market developments. If you are willing to share your insights, which is highly valuable and appreciated, you can find the questionnaire here.

The official presentation of the Global eBook report 2017 is to be held at Publishers' Forum in Berlin on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the morning session of the conference.

The report will be available for direct purchase at this website in PDF, and it will be also distributed through all major international ebook platforms in PDF, ePub and Mobi (Kindle) formats.

Please let us know through the contact form on this site, if you are interested to advertise in the Global eBook report 2017, or want to become a sponsor.

Preview on Global eBook report 2017
2017-03-21 17:04:47 by rw

The market of consumer ebooks develops in largely other ways than print. We see huge differences according target audiences, cultural background, genre or pricing.

Understanding these complexities require new data and analytics - which the Global eBook report is pioneering to provide.

Find a preview with sample analytics for download here below.

Publication date for the new Global eBook report is April 25, 2017. Register here for getting an alert.


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Have ebooks stopped growing? And how are ebook markets in countries like Germany, Italy or Spain?

With the proven analytics from the Global eBook report, we have taken a closer look at sales in 3 European markets, with exclusive new data covering all of 2015 plus first half year 2016, provided for this study by leading ebook aggregators and distributors: Bookwire, eDigita, Ingram and Readbox.

Key words are:

  • Breaking out ebook sales by retail price, and by genre;

  • Comparing sales by volume (copies sold) and revenue (money earned);

  • Looking at digital imports and exports.


Download the white paper "eBooks are different" for free by registering here.

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The Global eBook Report 2016 is out!
2016-04-14 16:55:34 by rw

The 2016 edition of the Global eBook report has been released. Find an overview on topics and structure in the Executive Summary at the bottom of this page.

Click here to purchase the Global eBook Report at only €20:



With more than 50 data driven original charts and tables, the international industry reference on the evolution of ebook markets focuses on relevant key angles for an understanding of the current transformation of book publishing in a global perspective:

  • Market close ups (print and digital) for the US, UK, Europe (notably France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands Spain, Sweden, and a detailed overview on Central and Eastern Europe),

  • Plus analysis of selected emerging markets, notably Brazil, China, India and Russia;

  • Summaries of key debates and driving forces (global players such as Amazon, statistical close ups on pricing, performance by genre, piracy, patterns of consumer habits, DRM, self publishing, et al.)



We provide an overview of trends and developments, based on a unique set of data from a wide array of the best available sources, backed up by a thorough analysis of overall book publishing in the diverse international contexts.

The 2016 edition of the Global eBook report particularly emphasizes how digital developments are embedded in the overall evolution of publishing markets, by providing context data as well as historical statistics to spot trends and developments over the past 3 to 7 years.

Main driving forces and policy as well as legal debates shaping the current transformation of the international book business are identified and looked at in country and market comparisons.

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Global Ebook 2016 Executive Summary