Our wide angle survey of the e-book scene in Germany finds the e-book market at 6.2% of sales, but growth in demand, devices and titles promises more to come.
Publisher Blanca Rosa Roca says rampant piracy and inflated e-book prices are keeping Spain’s e-book market from really taking off — but change is on its way.
‘[W]hile everyone won’t be successful, everyone will have the opportunity to be successful,’ says Author Solutions’ Keith Ogorek of emerging self-publishers.
Access not ownership, relationships not transactions and concerns over who owns the channel to market, were all key themes of the 2nd World E-Reading Congress.
Innovative sales and distribution models in publishing will be scrutinized extra carefully going forward, lest they fall prey to the label of collusion.
The London Book Fair is buzzing about alleged e-book price collusion under the agency model. But is this just a result of two colliding worlds?
As if e-books weren’t trouble enough, in France a VAT rate increase of 5.5% to 7% on books forced many booksellers to close for two days to reprice books.
At 99 cents for a digital nonfiction short, it feels like an honest transaction, for a novel, 99 cents just feels cheap, like you’re shortchanging the writer.
Two Spanish publishers, Ediciones B and Planeta, have launched e-book imprints, and are now dealing with DRM and pricing.
Since 2007, e-bookseller Litres.ru has offered a legal alternative to the massive piracy of e-books in Russia. To many people’s surprise, things are starting to change.