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What will the global e-book market look like by 2016?

What will the global e-book market look like by 2016? | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
New data from PwC's media report projects that e-books will make up 50 percent of the U.S. trade book market by 2016. What will happen in the rest of the world during that time? PwC gave paidContent an exclusive look at the new report's e-book data.
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Publishing Perspectives : E-Books in France: Shunned or Just Getting Started?

Publishing Perspectives : E-Books in France: Shunned or Just Getting Started? | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
Three CEOs talk about e-book adoption in France, as well as the obstacles and opportunities for publishers working to digitize their content.

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Sales taxes for ebooks? Issue is heating up

Sales taxes for ebooks?  Issue is heating up | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
From an article in Smartmoney: Those who order “Fifty Shades of Grey” in paperback generally pay sales tax, but in most of the country the e-book version is tax free. That may soon change.

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The Man Who Took on Amazon and Saved a Bookstore

The Man Who Took on Amazon and Saved a Bookstore | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
The story of an independent bookstore with a digital strategy that allows them to compete with industry giant Amazon.

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[STUDY] Publishing Trends Move Towards Tablets, Mobile Publishing

[STUDY] Publishing Trends Move Towards Tablets, Mobile Publishing | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
In a recent study,60% of publishers reported that tablet publishing, mobile publishing and new web products are now considered “high priority” for the industry.

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Brick and Mortar Amazon Bookstore? No Way

Brick and Mortar Amazon Bookstore? No Way | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
Shame on Forbes.We thought they were a thoughtful business publication but in spreading rumors without an ounce of foundation or attribution they make...

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Why Amazon's Rumored Retail Bookstore Will Be Huge

Why Amazon's Rumored Retail Bookstore Will Be Huge | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it

"Now, rumor has it, the Seattle everything-store plans to open a boutique bookstore in its home town, featuring the Kindle and books both virtual and in print that are Amazon exclusives."


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U.S. judge sets 2013 trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit

U.S. judge sets 2013 trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
The government complaint quoted Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs as wanting to offer publishers a means to boost prices, and “create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99.” Apple argues it has not ...
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Prepared to Give E-publishing a go? | Imran Writes

Prepared to Give E-publishing a go? | Imran Writes | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
For a time and a half I've been pouring time and money into pursuing the traditional route. You name it – write, redraft, external edits, betas, proof-reads, etc . . . the whole truckload of things that writers should take seriously ...
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The rise of e-reading

The rise of e-reading | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.

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One third of Brits now e-reading, says Bowker study

One third of Brits now e-reading, says Bowker study | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
Nearly a third of British adults (31%) say they are likely to buy an e-book in the next six months, according to a new study from Bowker.
According to report Understanding the Digital Consumer, the percentage of adults who have purchased an e-book has seen an almost threefold increase since February 2011.

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The future of reading and publishing according to Amazon

The future of reading and publishing according to Amazon | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it

“Nobody in publishing was thinking about whether their authors needed a Twitter feed five or 10 years ago, but it’s probably something they’re thinking a lot about now. Publishers will have to explore how to listen to authors, observe what sells books and find a way to adapt and be useful in that scenario.”


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Back up your Kindle books? Not so fast, tablet users | TeleRead ...

Back up your Kindle books? Not so fast, tablet users | TeleRead ... | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
I discovered yesterday that my decision to sell my e-ink Kindle and get a Kobo Vox had an unfortunate and unforeseen side effect---Amazon won't let me back up.

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Where is Amazon’s Kindle market power coming from?

Where is Amazon’s Kindle market power coming from? | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it

It is sometimes argued, therefore, that the locked-in nature of Kindle books represents a switching costs for consumers. But why should that be? To be sure, Amazon are not going to open up their format any time soon. But they are not the only people in control of this. What if the publishers offered to any Kindle owner, a free download in an alternative format upon submission of proof they have purchased a Kindle version. Think about what that might mean.


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On The 'Surface' – Google, Apple and Amazon Face New ... - Daily Disruption

On The 'Surface' – Google, Apple and Amazon Face New ... - Daily Disruption | eGrāmatu pasaule | Scoop.it
msnbc.comOn The 'Surface' – Google, Apple and Amazon Face New ...Daily DisruptionThe company's Android system is used by tablets such as Amazon's Kindle Fire.
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