eBooks - France

  • France
  • The revenue in the eBooks market in France is forecasted to reach €136.10m in 2024.
  • The projected annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2029) is 0.91%, leading to an estimated market volume of €142.40m by 2029.
  • By 2029, the number of readers in the eBooks market in France is expected to reach 5.3m users.
  • User penetration is set to be 6.8% in 2024 and is anticipated to increase to 8.2% by 2029.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) is projected to be €30.67.
  • When compared globally, the in the United States is expected to generate the highest revenue (€4,948.00m in 2024).
  • In 0, 0.0% of users in France fall into the High income-income group, while 0.0% of users are male.
  • In France, the eBook market is experiencing a surge in popularity as readers increasingly embrace digital formats for their reading preferences.

Key regions: China, Japan, France, Asia, India

Comparación de regiones

Analyst Opinion

The eBooks market in France has been experiencing significant growth in recent years, driven by changing customer preferences and the increasing availability of digital reading devices.

Customer preferences:
One of the main reasons for the growth of the eBooks market in France is the convenience and accessibility it offers to readers. With the rise of smartphones, tablets, and e-readers, consumers can easily carry a large library of books with them wherever they go. This has led to a shift in customer preferences towards digital reading, as it allows for easy access to a wide range of titles and the ability to read on the go.

Trends in the market:
Another trend in the eBooks market in France is the increasing popularity of self-publishing. With the advent of digital platforms such as Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, more and more authors are choosing to self-publish their books in eBook format. This has opened up new opportunities for both established and emerging authors, as they can reach a global audience without the need for traditional publishing channels.

Local special circumstances:
France has a rich literary tradition and a strong culture of reading, which has contributed to the growth of the eBooks market in the country. French readers are known for their love of literature and their willingness to explore different genres and authors. The availability of eBooks has made it easier for readers to discover new titles and authors, leading to increased sales and revenue in the market.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The growth of the eBooks market in France is also influenced by underlying macroeconomic factors. The country has a high internet penetration rate and a tech-savvy population, which has contributed to the widespread adoption of digital reading devices. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the shift towards eBooks, as people have turned to digital content for entertainment and education during lockdowns and social distancing measures. In conclusion, the eBooks market in France is experiencing significant growth due to changing customer preferences, the popularity of self-publishing, the country's strong literary culture, and underlying macroeconomic factors. As digital reading devices become more prevalent and accessible, it is expected that the market will continue to expand in the coming years.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on the Books market, which covers paid publications in printed form and in the form of digital replicas (eBooks). Revenues from the consumer (of general interest), academic (for educational purposes), and professional (on specialized topics) markets are included here. All monetary figures refer to consumer spending on digital goods or subscriptions in the respective market. This spending factors in discounts, margins, and taxes.

Modeling approach / market size:

The market size is determined through a bottom-up approach. We use annual financial reports of the market-leading companies and industry associations, third-party studies and reports, survey results from our primary research (e.g., Consumer Insights), as well as performance factors (e.g., user penetration, price per product, usage) to analyze the markets. To estimate the market size for each country individually, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific industry associations, such as various macroeconomic indicators, historical developments, current trends, and reported performance indicators of key market players. In particular, we consider average prices and annual purchase frequencies.


We apply a variety of forecasting techniques, depending on the behavior of the relevant market. For instance, the S-curve function and exponential trend smoothing are well suited for forecasting digital products and services due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption. The main drivers are GDP per capita, consumer spending per capita, and 4G coverage.

Additional notes:

The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is considered at a country-specific level. The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice a year. In some cases, the data is updated on an ad hoc basis (e.g., when new, relevant data has been released or significant changes within the market have an impact on the projected development). Consumer Insights data is reweighted for representativeness.

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