By Edward Nawotka
Today’s lead story looks at the growth of e-books in Europe, which has been slow and pragmatic and has long lagged behind the US and Japan. But the introduction of several new platforms, devices and digitization projects at the end of 2010 has spurred sales of books and more widespread interest from the public. Will 2011 be the tipping point for e-books in Europe? Or will ongoing debates over VAT, pricing, and distribution issues continue to hinder the market? If so, what needs to change to make e-books click with publishers and the public?