Quarterly statistics 2020Q1

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

Total sales 1000 €, netsales of publication forms without VAT

Printed books and Digital publications total.

2016Q1 2017Q1 2018Q1 2019Q1 2020Q1
1000 € 1000 € % 1000 € % 1000 € % 1000 € %
Total 19 650 19 702 +0,3 28 770 * 28 079 -2,4 30 492 +8,6
Printed books 19 141 18 983 -0,8 18 915 -0,4 15 644 -17,3 15 881 +1,5
Digital publications 509 719 +41,3 9 855 * 12 435 +26,2 14 611 +17,5

* 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 total1 855 +1,4 473 -44,0 1 767 +23,3 4 097 -0,3 167 +149,3 4 265 +2,1 534 -2,9
Domestic562 -5,5 156 -46,8 712 +27,4 1 431 -1,2 44 +12,8 1 475 -0,9 182 -3,7
Translated1 292 +4,7 317 -42,5 1 055 +20,7 2 665 +0,2 123 +355,6 2 789 +3,8 352 -2,5
Comics86 -17,3 15 +150,0 124 -16,8 225 -13,5 30 -34,8 256 -16,3 47 -20,3
Children's and Youth books total1 455 +12,7 582 +48,1 1 735 +21,4 3 773 +21,2 164 -30,2 3 938 +17,6 468 +33,7
Children's books1 125 +18,2 533 +67,6 1 408 +28,1 3 066 +29,4 154 -7,2 3 221 +27,0 400 +51,5
Youth books329 -2,7 49 -33,8 327 -0,9 706 -5,0 10 -85,3 716 -11,8 67 -21,2
Non fiction books3 471 -7,5 567 +1,8 1 533 -6,4 5 573 -6,3 1 848 -0,8 7 421 -5,0 539 -1,1
Printed books total6 868 -1,6 1 639 -9,1 5 161 +11,0 13 669 +1,8 2 211 0,0 15 881 +1,5 1 589 +5,6
Paperbacks in general literature609 -16,5 21 -92,2 535 +157,2 1 166 -3,3 6 -72,7 1 173 -4,6 349 -5,2
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 total453 +77,0 139 +6,1 474 +49,1 91 +49,2 231 +19,7 91 +127,5 1 018 +65,5
Fiction literature313 +112,9 88 +100,0 240 +42,0 55 +19,6 143 +58,9 31 +82,4 585 +75,1
Children's and Youth books30 -14,3 14 -78,1 15 +87,5 15 +650,0 29 -56,7 12 +71,4 59 +15,7
Non fiction books109 +49,3 36 +63,6 218 +54,6 20 +53,8 57 +58,3 46 +206,7 373 +62,2
Audiobooks total3 465 +96,9 1 305 +151,4 357 +84,0 75 +41,5 1 381 +141,0 76 +90,0 3 899 +95,3
Fiction literature1 652 +92,8 469 +112,2 224 +58,9 51 +27,5 520 +98,5 36 +80,0 1 913 +87,9
Children's and Youth books811 +110,1 533 +206,3 27 +58,8 6 +50,0 539 +201,1 17 +54,5 857 +106,5
Non fiction books1 001 +94,0 303 +146,3 105 +191,7 18 +125,0 321 +143,2 21 +162,5 1 128 +101,1
Professional digital libraries0   0   0   0   0   9 624 -1,6 9 624 -1,6
Physical recordings0   0   68 +47,8 11 +120,0 11 +120,0 0   68 +47,8
Digital publications total3 918 +94,2 1 445 +122,0 900 +60,7 178 +49,6 1 623 +110,5 9 791 -0,7 14 611 +17,5
Direct sales from publisher0   0   5 +66,7 0   0   9 624 +5,8 9 629 +5,8

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 .