In Madrid, several top ebook distributors meet to discuss mutual challenges in book publishing and the possibility of a common European digital market.
When it comes to catering to Millennials, Total BooX believes that eliminating the friction in the traditional ebook purchasing process is key.
Enthrill’s Kevin Franco discusses his company’s distribution platform to make ebooks salable in brick-and-mortar stores through ebook gift cards and author cards.
In an interview, Javier Sepúlveda Hales of Ebooks Patagonia describes how his digital-only publishing company in Chile competes in Latin America and globally.
Money, marketing and management all likely prevented HarperCollins from offering all its English titles to global readers at once, but that’s finally changed.
Spanish e-book site Libranda has matured, partnering with Overdrive, it has migrated to the cloud, now offers library lending, and plans to launch an e-reader.
Several New Zealand publishing organizations have collaborated to digitize and sell e-books globally under the brand Great New Zealand E-books.
One out of five e-book publishers generate more than 10% of their revenues from e-books, according to a report from Aptara.
Berlin’s txtr has evolved from a stumbling e-reader startup into a global digital distributor with e-bookstores in 12 countries and several blue chip partners.
The Big Three — Google, Apple and Amazon — are expected to jump start the market, but others have an opportunity as well.