Recent figures released by major publisher Hachette suggest growth in ebook sales hase slowed.

In the first six months of 2017, the  United States saw an increase of 1%. Meanwhile the UK, Australia and New Zealand e-book sales increased by 5%. Hachette remains bullish about France and Spain as key markets for e-books.

Overall revenue for Hachette rose 5.4% in the first half and the publisher made over €1 billion.

Business surged 10.2% in the United Kingdom led by adult trade, which saw growth with
titles such as John Grisham‘s Camino Island and Clare Mackintosh’s I See You.
The United States performed well, with business up 5.4% thanks mainly to the Nashville division and to the success of titles such as David Baldacci‘s The Fix and James Patterson’s The Black Book.