Quarterly statistics 2019Q1-Q4

NOT COMPARABLE WITH YEARLY STATISTICS

Quarterly Statistics data is collected directly from logistic parties and partly from publishers four times a year. Information comes from different source than in Yearly Statistics rendering the data in these two statistics incomparable. Quarterly Statistics is cumulative and includes all the sales from the beginning of year. Quarterly Statistics shows market development trend in different literature genres and distribution channels.

The structure of digital publications statistics have changed from the start of the year 2018 (see information below table).

2013Q1 - 2013Q1-Q2 - 2013Q1-Q3 - 2013Q1-Q4 - 2014Q1 - 2014Q1-Q2 - 2014Q1-Q3 - 2014Q1-Q4 - 2015Q1 - 2015Q1-Q2 - 2015Q1-Q3 - 2015Q1-Q4 - 2016Q1 - 2016Q1-Q2 - 2016Q1-Q3 - 2016Q1-Q4 - 2017Q1 - 2017Q1-Q2 - 2017Q1-Q3 - 2017Q1-Q4 - 2018Q1 - 2018Q1-Q2 - 2018Q1-Q3 - 2018Q1-Q4 - 2019Q1 - 2019Q1-Q2 - 2019Q1-Q3 - 2019Q1-Q4

Total sales 1000 €, netsales of publication forms without VAT

Printed books and Digital publications total.

2015Q1-Q4 2016Q1-Q4 2017Q1-Q4 2018Q1-Q4 2019Q1-Q4
1000 € 1000 € % 1000 € % 1000 € % 1000 € %
Total 104 984 98 420 -6,3 96 152 -2,3 121 471 * 115 022 -5,3
Printed books 102 733 95 916 -6,6 92 167 -3,9 95 152 +3,2 80 956 -14,9
Digital publications 2 250 2 504 +11,3 3 985 +59,1 26 319 * 34 066 +29,4

* Digital publication sales have included professional digital libraries from the beginning of 2018. This change means that sales from 2018 are not comparable with earlier years.
Sales from the year 2019 is comparable with the year 2018, however.

Sales of general literature 1 000€ and 1 000 pcs

Sales by distributors by percentage; please click the headline.

Sales to the retailers
Bookstores Other
retailers
Wholesalers Retailers
total
Direct
sales
Total € Total
pcs
Printed books % % % % % % kpl %
Fiction literature total11 549 -2,1 4 406 -18,9 6 308 +17,0 22 264 -1,6 1 389 -48,9 23 653 -6,7 2 521 -9,5
Domestic5 527 -0,3 2 339 -19,0 2 765 +12,5 10 633 -2,4 595 -57,8 11 228 -8,7 1 069 -10,9
Translated6 021 -3,7 2 066 -18,8 3 542 +20,7 11 630 -0,9 794 -39,3 12 424 -4,7 1 451 -8,5
Comics548 +3,8 146 -62,5 651 -81,9 1 346 -70,2 167 -58,5 1 514 -69,2 259 -65,5
Children's and Youth books total8 073 -5,0 4 044 -8,4 5 464 +3,1 17 581 -3,5 1 018 -69,3 18 600 -13,6 2 117 -23,0
Children's books6 079 -1,4 3 569 -9,5 4 300 +8,0 13 948 -1,0 723 -77,4 14 672 -15,1 1 716 -25,8
Youth books1 993 -14,5 475 +0,6 1 164 -12,0 3 633 -11,9 294 +160,2 3 927 -7,3 400 -8,7
Non fiction books18 555 -15,1 4 565 -28,0 5 932 +6,4 29 053 -14,0 8 134 -15,0 37 188 -14,2 2 642 -17,1
Printed books total38 726 -9,3 13 163 -20,6 18 356 -7,6 70 246 -11,2 10 709 -33,1 80 956 -14,9 7 540 -20,4
Paperbacks in general literature2 616 -9,5 96 -87,8 1 707 +70,7 4 420 -5,5 138 +66,3 4 558 -4,3 1 254 -5,6
Time
based
pricing
Time
based
pricing
Unit
based
pricing
Unit
based
pricing
Time
and
unit
based
pricing
together
pcs
User
count
pricing
All
together €
Digital publications % kpl % % kpl % kpl % % %
Electronic books total1 237 +102,5 439 -11,7 1 431 +3,8 276 -52,3 715 -33,6 225 +10,8 2 894 +31,9
Fiction literature823 +121,2 236 +110,7 885 +8,7 205 +6,8 441 +44,6 89 -11,0 1 798 +39,7
Children's and Youth books108 +2,9 103 -69,9 40 -13,0 9 -97,4 113 -83,4 32 -17,9 181 -5,2
Non fiction books306 +128,4 99 +135,7 505 -2,5 60 +30,4 160 +81,8 102 +61,9 914 +27,7
Audiobooks total9 948 +146,5 3 126 +162,9 1 078 +37,2 246 -74,3 3 372 +57,2 186 +66,1 11 213 +127,2
Fiction literature4 855 +113,6 1 261 +115,6 751 +26,2 184 -58,7 1 446 +40,4 93 +32,9 5 701 +94,0
Children's and Youth books2 348 +193,9 1 138 +218,8 81 +14,1 18 -94,2 1 157 +72,9 48 +108,7 2 478 +177,2
Non fiction books2 743 +184,8 726 +195,1 245 +105,9 42 -78,9 769 +72,8 44 +131,6 3 033 +175,2
Professional digital libraries0   0   0   0   0   19 644 +4,5 19 644 +4,5
Physical recordings0   0   315 -18,6 41 -19,6 41 -19,6 0   315 -18,6
Digital publications total11 185 +140,6 3 566 +111,5 2 825 +10,7 563 -64,5 4 129 +26,1 20 055 +4,9 34 066 +29,4
Direct sales from publisher0   0   16 -93,5 0 -100,0 0 -100,0 19 644 +4,5 19 660 +3,2

Terms:

Audiobooks include downloaded and streamed audiobooks.

Physical recordings include audiobooks in physical form and multimedia.

Professional digital library is a internet service, which often includes other material and functions than reading or listening to a single digital book. Juridical or medical information services are good examples of these.

Time based pricing means sales to reseller which uses Spotify-type distribution mechanism (e.g. BookBeat, Nextory and Storytel) and also similar direct sales from publisher straight to end user.

Unit based pricing means sales of individual books to reseller or straight to end user.

User count pricing means sales of one ore more books which are connected to a group license .