Germans spent just under EUR 30 million on digital book subscriptions during the first half of this year, according to a recent study by GfK Media*Scope. Spending on those subscriptions is about a third of the amount readers spend on individual e-books; 2.9 million Germans aged 10 and older bought e-books worth a total of almost EUR 95 million in the first half. This is an increase of 13 percent compared with the same period the previous year, while the growth has slowed slightly. Textbooks are not included in these figures.
It said 56 percent of the subscribers are men between 20 and 49 years; the users have an above-average education, are well off and tend to live in an urban area. The target group of the traditional book market tends to be female and older.
Take a closer look at reading preferences and book discovery habits of a Kindle user. Written Word Media, a company behind a few websites that connect authors and readers, have released a short but useful infographic depicting the Kindle user.
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