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UK ebook sales rise 20% to £180m


The Guardian, Mark Sweney

The Publishers Association has released its annual report of UK publishing sales statistics - the PA 2010 Statistics Yearbook.

The growing popularity of digital readers such as Amazon's Kindle and ebook titles by authors including Stephen Fry and Stieg Larsson helped boost UK sales of digital book products by 20% to £180m last year.

The Publishers Association, the trade body that represents companies that account for about 70% of the UK publishing market, said total sales – including digital products and physical books – increased by 2% year on year in 2010 to £3.1bn.

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