Ebook sales drop as readers favour non-fiction books – BBC News

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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.