The UK Book Consumer 2023

Our annual presentation on the UK book consumer delivered by Steve Bohme, Research Director.

Recording available now!

Our annual presentation on the UK book consumer was held on Thursday 21 March 2024. We are delighted to announce that you can now catch up with the post-event recording for only £99, please email to receive your copy.

The UK Book Consumer 2023 is a tour of the consumer book buying landscape in 2023. Which were the different buying groups across format and category and how has this changed over the last few years? With the market boasting large sales volumes in previous years, how did the print and digital sectors fair as consumers tighten their belts? What shifts are observed in book discovery and buying channels and what influences the final purchase? Other topics include:

  • Long- and short-term market trends
  • Channel popularity
  • Format share of leading genres
  • Characteristics of buyers
  • Discovery methods
  • Purchase influences
View an extract of last year’s presentation in the video below:

Post-event recording

Catch-up after with the post-event recording: £99 +VAT

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The UK Book Market in Review

The UK Book Market in Review is an annual report released in spring which details the UK market and includes much of the data covered in this talk, as well as top titles and pricing insights from our BookScan print book data both in the UK and internationally. It  will be available to purchase separately later in the year (priced at £300 + vat)  

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