SURVEY: When Will E-Book Sales Overtake Print Sales?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

People love to speculate about the future, and while sometimes the predictions are as outlandish as time travel machines, many times current events can help us see into the future. Given the way e-book sales have been steadily increasing over the last few years, it’s not hard to see that this trend will continue. The question is, how fast will e-books take over the business?

Five years ago, a decent number of publishing people believed that e-books would never outsell print books. Is that still the case? Tell us what you think.

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About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.