The total sales of Finnish publishing houses were €250 million in 2017, including €35 million from ebooks that have been growing since 2012. At the same time, as paperback books’ sales are falling, the profit 2016 was in total in Finland €7,1 million, in 2017 it was €5,6 million. However, Nona Ratia from the publishing house Otava says to svenska.yle.fi that the digital books are not a threat to paperbacks, but on the contrary, especially audiobooks have produced new book customers. In general, translated literature is growing fast in sales on the Finnish book market. Source: Svenska YLE
Paperbacks losing ground to eBooks
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