Amazon’s will likely bring the Kindle to several new international markets this year. From 1 – 5, rate if the device will easily dominate or be a non-factor.
Amazon has hired Mauro Widman from Livraria Cultura to develop e-book operations in Brazil, with the expectation of launching within six months.
The e-book version of Steve Jobs’ biography has already become the top-selling e-book ever in Brazil just two weeks after its release.
The Wall Street Journal looks at sales figures for e-books by several self-published authors in the USA.
Russia’s Litres.ru is using low prices to indoctrinate readers into paying for e-books, with plans to raise prices as more readers pay. Will the strategy work?
In Latin America, e-book sales are off to a slow start, but a new e-reader called Papyre aims to change that.
As more readers turn to English-language e-books because of availability or price, when will local markets catch up to compete? By Hannah Johnson In an interview with Publishing Perspectives, Eva Bonnier said that English-language book exports “can be a problem” for publishers in markets like Sweden where many people buy and read English books. If it takes a year for …
Entitled Ebooks Around the World, the conference attempted to provide a global perspective to an e-book market
A panel at of executives at Publishers Launch agreed that e-books were still three years away from reaching even 10% market penetration.
Digital distribution and retailing is ramping up, but a year after publishers started investing in innovation just 4,000 titles are available in Brazilian Portuguese.