Reportedly, the German e-book market is only about 5% of the German book market. That could all change with a new e-book best-seller list. From Publishing Perspectives (German E-books Get ‘Proof of Life’ as Bestseller Lists Launch):
Baden-Baden-based market research company Media Control GfK International has launched Germany’s first authoritative e-book bestseller lists, featuring the top 20 fiction titles (“Belletristik”) and the top 10 non-fiction titles (“Sachbuch”).
According to Börsenblatt new media editor Dr. Michael Roesler-Graichen, Media Control will collect sales data reported by online bookstores and publishers. The reported sales cover about 40 percent of the whole e-book market (B2C) in Germany.
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