Reading instructions for statistics
Figures of the statistics relates sales from publisers to retail. VAT and retail fee are not included in these figures.
Comparability of the years.
Please notice the changes of the statistics during 2007 and 2010.
- Publication and sales of the comics has been processed as their own category since 2007. Earlier the figures were included in children's and youth literature.
The compined figures of both children's and youth literature and comics are comparable with the earlier total statistics of children's and youth literature.
- More accurate/specific figures of the direct sales by publisers own book clubs affects comparability of printed general literature between year 2010 and years before that.
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Terms used in statistics
Fiction does not include neither children's and youth literature nor comics.
Comics includes all comic books.
Children literature includes all the books, which has been classified as children books by publiser except comics.
Youth literature includes all the books, which has been classified as youth books by publiser except comics.
Non fiction books does not include children's and youth literature.
Paperback is less than 10 Euro retailprice book, euroformat (110 x 178 mm), soft-cover book. Statistically comic books are not paperbacks.
Textbooks (educational material in digital products ) includes textbook and all important material related to the subjects for teachers and students.
Other textbook (educational material in digital form) is other than grammar school or high school text- or course book and is not related material to the subjects for teachers and students.
Audiobook or digital recording are sales of cd-, dvd- or other recorded books.
Audio or electronic book, downloaded version are books which can be downloaded from the internet.
Online-publication is a publication, which can be read through the internet.