In 2012, Brazil became the latest battleground for the big international ebooksellers. Ebook sales have since skyrocketed, with Apple in the early lead ahead of Amazon.
Cultivating Japan’s E-book Market
The e-book market in Japan remains small, but publishers and technology experts discussed how to grow the market at the E-Book Expo in Tokyo.
Is E-book Innovation at a Standstill?
Digital publishing promised innovation, but you can still count the number of breakthrough projects on one hand.
When Will We Have E-book Bestseller Lists?
Op-ed by Tim Coronel (This story originally appeared in the Publishing Perspectives show daily at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 8 October 2010. Download the complete show daily here or click on the image to view the online version.) For all the data we are collecting about the book industry, there is one crucial piece of the puzzle we don’t …
By Sticking with Java, E-Book Publisher Wattpad Exhibits Huge International Growth
• In August, Wattpad published usage analytics for downloads and readers of the company’s ebooks. The report covers desktop usage, as well as some 1,000 different phone models from 600 carriers in 160 countries (excluding China). • While English-language books and readers using smartphones remains the strongest segment, growth among Southeast Asian readers using Java-based feature phones is nearly as …
E-book Sales Statistics from BISG Survey
By Karen Holt E-book sales grew exponentially in the first quarter of 2010, jumping from just 1.5% of total US book sales in 2009 to 5% of the market in the first quarter of 2010, said Kelly Gallagher, vice president of publishing services at R.R. Bowker, who presented the findings of Book Industry Study Group (BISG) research Wednesday during BookExpo …