In the second year of Corona, the online book trade made sales of 2.6 billion euros - that was more than a quarter (27 percent) of the total sales in the book industry. Compared to 2019 before the corona pandemic and before the population used the internet more due to restrictions, it was seven percentage points more.
The sale of e-books has recently increased significantly, as the statisticians further announced. While 1.9 million e-books were sold in 2010, by 2020 there were already 35.8 million digital books. The average price paid for an e-book fell from EUR 10.71 to EUR 6.63.