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Booksellers at risk as digital grows
The UK book trade has embraced digital, but expectations of growth are racing ahead of the reality. Booksellers are also at risk of being left behind as publishers chase this digital firecracker.

These are the standout conclusions of the second FutureBook survey of digital publishing, hosted by The Bookseller.

The survey showed that the book business is ready for digital, and is adapting fast. Almost 80% of respondents to The Bookseller's survey said they had read a book electronically, roughly double the number who responded affirmatively last year. A recent Forrester survey reported that just 7% of adults who read books read e-books.

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