“Screen Fatigue” Sees UK eBook Sales Plunge 17% as Readers Return to Print

Reports of the print book’s death have been greatly exaggerated which, I must confess comes as no surprise to me.

A Writer's Path

by Mark Sweney at the Guardian

Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK

Britons are abandoning the ebook at an alarming rate with sales of consumer titles down almost a fifth last year, as “screen fatigue” helped fuel a five-year high in printed book sales.

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The purpose of this blog is to showcase my writing (gosh that sounds pompous but it isn't meant to be, honestly)! Thus far I have published two ebooks on Amazon, "Samantha", which can be found here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samantha-ebook/dp/B00BL3CNHI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top and "The First Time" which can be found here http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-First-Time-ebook/dp/B00AIK0DD6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1366827393&sr=1-1&keywords=kevin+morris+the+first+time For further information on this and the other titles which I'll be publishing over the coming months please explore my blog. As new titles are published they will appear here. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and my books.

4 thoughts on ““Screen Fatigue” Sees UK eBook Sales Plunge 17% as Readers Return to Print

  1. sharonecathcart

    I saw this article Friday and shared it with my writers’ group. There are good reasons not to put all of your proverbial eggs in one basket — in terms not only of discoverability, but also availability. E-book sales had been flattening for some time, so a drop didn’t surprise me at all. Everyone who wants a reader pretty much has one at this point, for starters. And second, yes, eyestrain from using them really is a “thing.” I travel for my day job and, while I take my eReader with me because it saves space, I really cannot tolerate reading it on an airplane. We’re learning as we go with this stuff, I think.

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