Most of our titles are available as paperbacks or hardback editions as well as being available as eBooks. Some readers like to have an eBook edition when travelling and a paper edition when at home. We are gradually introducing “bundled offers” with a special price if you buy an eBook edition and paper book edition together.
It was as long ago as the first quarter of 2011 that various official bodies announced that the numbers of worldwide sales of e-books had exceeded paper book sales. The gap widened and still exists but there has been a bit of a comeback for paper books. That was helped by a growth in paper colouring books. We believe that there will always be a demand for books on paper, especially quality works of non-fiction, but maybe the days of the “pulp fiction” novels are numbered? Paper decays over time but a digital e-book can last – for ever!