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[Press Release] StreetLib launches author & publisher portals in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa

Loreto, Italy 30 January 2019.

Lucia Zitelli
Jan 30, 2019 · 7 min read
  • the UK (online population 52 million)ebook market was worth US$405 million (NGN147 billion) (KES 40 billion) (GHS 2 billion) (ZAR 5.5 billion)
  • the Canada (online population 33 million) ebook market was worth US$136 million (NGN 49 billion) (KES 13.7 billion) (GHS 680 million) (ZAR 1.85 billion)
  • the Australia (online population 21 million) ebook market was worth US$126 million (NGN 45 billion) (KES 12.7 billion) (GHS 630 million) (ZAE 1.7 billion)

Nigeria

In Nigeria alone there are over 98 million people online, making Nigeria the 8th largest country in the world by internet users.

Kenya

In Kenya alone there are over 43 million people online. That’s more than Spain. That’s 10 million more than Canada. That’s twice as many as Australia and four times as many as Belgium or Sweden. At 85%, Kenya has the highest internet penetration of any country in Africa.

Ghana

In Ghana alone there are over 10 million people online. That ten million people means Ghana is a potential online market that is already larger than Belgium or Sweden, yet is only at 34% internet penetration.

South Africa

In South Africa alone there are over 30 million people online. That’s more than Australia or Poland, three times more than Belgium or Sweden, and just behind Canada, yet South Africa is only at 53% internet penetration.

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