Sales of ebooks dropped 3% to 538 m last year, according to the Publishers Association trade body.
But total book marketings including physical books rose 6% to 3.5 bn, according to the data, led by non-fiction gains.
Readers flocked to fitness and self-help books, mailing non-fiction sales up 9 %, while fiction revenue fell 7 %.
Exports rose 6% to 2.6 bn, obtained from a decline in the value of sterling, but likewise rising in accordance with domestic growing.
The gain reversed three previous years of exportation wane.
In 2015, adult colouring books and the 150 th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland helped the swell in physical book marketings, while ebook marketings fell 1.6%.
This time, books on the Danish concept of hygge, which is usually translated into English as “cosiness”, assisted factual marketings, as well as fitness books by personal trainer Joe Wicks.
While ebook marketings took a make, digital distribution helped other media.
Journals made a 10% gain last year to 1.2 bn, led by a jump in electronic subscriptions, stimulating the market for books and publications worth 4.8 bn.
“Last time, one of the most eye-catching figures from our statistics was that physical book marketings were increasing while digital book marketings dropped, ” said chief executive Stephen Lotinga.
“While many will debate as to whether this tendency will continue, we are not able ignore the fact that digital marketings beyond the domestic ebook market are growing.”