Free ebooks are a growing part of the e-reader market, especially for those who don’t want to pay for a subscription to a premium ebook provider.
But it’s unclear whether these products are really as valuable as they seem.
The number of free e-books on the market is growing quickly, according to a new report by e-book retailer NetEase.
While it may seem like a good thing for consumers, the number of e-readers being sold is not necessarily a good indication of how many people are actually using these books for reading.
NetEase’s latest ebook free eBook rankings report ranked free eBooks in the top 100 countries in the world.
But the company also analyzed how the number, and the size of the market, is changing over time.
Netease looked at how many free e books were available in each country from 2006 to 2015 and how the country has grown over the same period.
The report found that in the last three years, the size and number of the free ebook market has been on a steady decline.
The percentage of free ebook sales decreased from 66.1 percent in 2006 to 59.3 percent in 2015.
The report found a similar decline in the size (down from 2.6 percent in 2007 to 1.6 in 2015) but the country’s growth in the number and size of free eBook books did not decline.
In 2015, the free eBook market size was down to just under 9 million, according the report.
NetEASE says the number has been growing steadily since 2013.
The company says that its data shows that the number “is likely to grow at least another 20% in the next decade.”
According to NetE.
Least, a free ebook provider, there are about 14 million free ebook books in the country.
Most of those are for smartphones, tablets, and digital reading devices.
In a statement, NetELeast CEO David Duch said that NetElease is looking to provide more insight into how its free ebook business is doing.
“In the past we’ve been very transparent about our revenue structure, but we’ve never talked about the actual numbers of free books we sell,” he said.
“Now, we’re finally able to share those numbers.”
The company also said it is looking for ways to continue offering more free ebook services.