What falling e-book sales tell us about technology in 2017


The e-book is no longer forcing print books out of existence – what does this mean? E-books are a symbol of the transition into the technological age, and when devices like the Kindle and Nook exploded onto the scene, it seemed books were going to disappear. For a while, it seemed certain that technology was going to oust physical text, but along the way, something changed. According to Nielsen, e-book sales fell 16% in 2016 compared to the year previously. In young adult fiction alone, e-book sales dropped by more than 25%. That may seem insignificant for one year, but…

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