Figures released today by The Publishers Association reveal the UK publishing industry to be maintaining its strength, diversity and innovation. Overall book and academic journal sales remain steady at £4.3billion with digital revenues growing to 35% of the overall total. Export sales now account for 44% of revenue.
Academic journals lead the way in digital publishing with electronic journals now accounting for 79% of all subscription income. Consumer fiction remains hot on its heels with ebook sales increasing to 37% of total value and trebling in absolute terms in three years.