Quarterly statistics 2020Q1-Q2

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 - 2020Q1 - 2020Q1-Q2

Total sales 1000 €, netsales of publication forms without VAT

Printed books and Digital publications total.

2016Q1-Q2 2017Q1-Q2 2018Q1-Q2 2019Q1-Q2 2020Q1-Q2
1000 € 1000 € % 1000 € % 1000 € % 1000 € %
Total 38 676 36 841 -4,7 52 338 * 52 185 -0,3 58 074 +11,3
Printed books 37 692 35 215 -6,6 36 123 +2,6 32 024 -11,3 31 726 -0,9
Digital publications 984 1 626 +65,2 16 214 * 20 160 +24,3 26 348 +30,7

* 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 years 2018, 2019 and 2020 are comparable, 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 total4 419 +2,0 1 457 +1,2 3 635 +11,4 9 511 +5,2 726 +16,5 10 237 +6,0 1 214 +2,8
Domestic1 645 -5,4 669 +4,7 1 467 +6,1 3 649 -3,0 235 -7,1 3 885 -3,2 432 -6,5
Translated3 225 +24,3 787 -1,7 2 167 +15,2 5 862 +11,1 490 +32,8 6 352 +12,5 781 +8,6
Comics152 -21,6 33 +73,7 254 -17,3 439 -15,9 66 -25,8 506 -17,2 97 -17,1
Children's and Youth books total2 600 -3,1 1 307 +12,8 2 932 +13,8 6 840 +6,5 248 -61,8 7 089 +0,3 864 +6,3
Children's books1 925 -5,5 1 183 +15,5 2 338 +15,1 5 448 +6,9 221 -43,9 5 669 +3,3 725 +14,7
Youth books675 +4,8 123 -8,9 593 +9,0 1 392 +5,1 27 -89,4 1 419 -10,1 139 -22,8
Non fiction books6 281 -11,3 1 353 +10,8 2 694 +3,8 10 318 -5,3 3 574 -5,5 13 892 -5,4 1 034 -4,5
Printed books total13 453 -5,9 4 151 +8,1 9 516 +8,8 27 110 +0,9 4 615 -10,3 31 726 -0,9 3 209 +0,4
Paperbacks in general literature1 305 -2,3 53 -1,9 1 101 +14,0 2 460 +4,4 15 -79,7 2 476 +1,8 716 -3,0
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 205 +141,0 373 +76,8 986 +65,4 210 +61,5 583 +71,0 273 +206,7 2 464 +107,8
Fiction literature818 +163,9 223 +147,8 554 +43,9 125 +27,6 349 +85,6 98 +139,0 1 472 +99,7
Children's and Youth books135 +132,8 63 -21,3 45 +136,8 38 +660,0 101 +18,8 36 +157,1 216 +134,8
Non fiction books251 +91,6 86 +109,8 386 +102,1 46 +76,9 132 +94,1 138 +318,2 775 +117,7
Audiobooks total8 596 +126,2 3 354 +191,1 911 +104,7 215 +85,3 3 569 +181,5 167 +74,0 9 675 +122,8
Fiction literature3 953 +108,8 1 122 +126,7 541 +68,5 126 +40,0 1 248 +113,0 77 +51,0 4 573 +101,8
Children's and Youth books2 427 +186,5 1 508 +288,7 92 +155,6 34 +277,8 1 543 +288,7 32 +39,1 2 552 +181,1
Non fiction books2 215 +109,0 722 +170,4 277 +218,4 55 +243,8 777 +173,6 56 +166,7 2 549 +118,2
Professional digital libraries64   0   0   0   0   14 017 -2,9 14 082 -2,5
Physical recordings0   0   126 -32,6 15 -31,8 15 -31,8 0   126 -32,6
Digital publications total9 866 +129,4 3 727 +173,4 2 024 +64,7 441 +64,6 4 168 +155,5 14 457 -1,2 26 348 +30,7
Direct sales from publisher64   0   63 +950,0 0   0   3 437 -69,3 3 565 -68,1

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 .