CB: quarter of all books sold online in the Netherlands is an e-book




CB, formerly Central Book House, reports that sales of e-books in the Netherlands back on the rise, and that now the four ordered online book is a digital version. Also, the use of Adobe DRM greatly reduced.

According to CB sales of e-books will increase again in the Netherlands after a dip in the last quarter of last year. The online sales of e-books, however, is also increased because even loaned books be counted. During the last two quarters via Bibliotheek.nl

In the past quarter, CB stands at just over 600,000 e-book titles. Since 2010, would now more than 5 million e-books have been sold in the Netherlands. Compared to the total book sales, however, sales in e-books still modest: 95 percent of the turnover still physical books.

Also evident from the figures of CB that more publishers no longer apply the Adobe DRM system titles: only 1 in 50 titles would include this criticized security. Publishers choose meanwhile especially for the application of watermarks or seen, in some cases even entirely on DRM.

Purchasers of an e-book would read it mainly on smartphones. Also, tablets, according to CB popular as a medium to read an electronic book, followed by e-readers. Further, the company reports that even epub v.2 and v.3 by far the most popular file formats.

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