Device data are from the Pew Research Center report Technology Ownership:2015, October 29, 2015. E-book sales data are from the Association of American Publishers.
Amazon is opening a 5,500-square-foot bookstore in Seattle, with 5,000 to 6,000 discounted titles. Selections will be based on Amazon’s extensive data and will include reviews and ratings from the online site. (Seattle Times, November 2)
Electronic books account for only two percent of book sales in France, according to the New York Times (Nov 2, 2015). France, where publishers are able to fix the price of books in stores and online, has more independent book stores than the United States.