Book sales slump by almost 10 per cent in a year as Britons ditch reading novels
| Jemma Carr For The Daily Mail
6/25/2019 10:52 PM EST
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Brits are swapping books for box sets as streaming services such as Netflix continue to grip viewers.
Sales of physical copies of fiction books dropped by nine per cent in Britain last year, the harshest drop in recent times.
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With streaming sites such as Netflix and Amazon pumping millions of pounds into telling stories, industry figures show novels are struggling to compete.
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