Internet boosts sales of… books

We’ve always been a bit sceptical about claims that printed books are on their way out. These predictions have been around for at least twenty years now, and still book sales continue to climb – while screen-based reading technology struggles to escape its geek niche.

Now a survey by polling company Nielsen Online has found that books are the most commonly purchased item online, bought by 41% of internet users (and 45% in the UK). It looks as though we’ll be using dead trees for a while yet…

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