April 22, 2024


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Brits are opting for books to escape this summer

Brits are opting for books to escape this summer

Investigation Professional organization proves it 33% of the population I think books are the best escape from the vagaries of real life when you’re having a bad day. However, the big winner is television with 54% of the vote.

Other methods such as streaming services, browsing social networks, listening to the radio and going to the pub or cinema were considered less effective by more than 2,200 adults questioned across the United Kingdom.

A good portion of these readers (41%) keep the books after finishing them, while 34% send them to friends and family members. About a third of the participants (33%) reported Donate used books For unity stores, 12% resell online. In the end, only 7% of them said they shed pounds.

According to Dan Conway, CEO of the Publishers Association, the survey “ It not only shows the importance of books to people’s mental health and well-being, but also testifies to their longevity and value. »

Books are a great way to escape from our daily routines and if we can share this with our friends, families and widely, we can make a big difference in people’s lives without even realizing it.

– Dan Conway, CEO of the Publishers Association

A growing industry

It was last year A record year For the English publishing industry: Total revenue in 2022 is £6.9 billion, with sales increasing by an average of 4% from 2021. In 2022, 669 million physical books were sold in the United Kingdom, the highest number ever recorded.

United Kingdom – All-time sales record

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The industry saw an 8% increase in exports, taking total sales to £4.1bn.Stops the heart(Trans. Valerie Druitt at Hachette) The book by Alice Osman was the biggest book export of the last year.

The release of the survey coincides with the launch Insights Dashboard Publishers can now view data that AP has been popularizing for the past six years.

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