E-books represent just 0.25% of the Russian book market and growth has been hampered by piracy, legal issues, and reticence, still consumer demand is growing.
Despite a tech-savvy population of avid readers, Singapore has been overlooked by the global e-booksellers and local solutions are slow in developing.
At this year’s Paris Book Fair, France’s 3rd largest online bookseller, Decrite.fr plans to launch ‘tea,’ an open source, multi-platform e-book ‘alternative.’
Feel free to install it on the web browsers of those colleagues who are too smug about how much money they save shopping at Amazon.
‘We suggest that Amazon pay an affiliate fee to such bricks and mortar stores,’ said bookseller Roxanne Coady in response to Amazon’s Price Check campaign.
Spain’s biggest bookseller Casa del Libro, France’s Fnac, America’s Amazon, and several smaller competitors have turned Spain into an e-book battleground.
Sources told the Times of India that Amazon.com is considering launching on its own in India sometime next year.
Do you only buy the books your friends suggest? Perhaps not. By Edward Nawotka It has long been a maxim in book marketing that “word-of-mouth” is the best. The same can be said for “handselling” in bookstores. So what happens when both move online? Book oriented social networking, nee bookselling, sites are proliferating. Copia and Bookish, in the US, and …
By Roger Tagholm In order to protect territorial rights and the best interests of authors, the industry should adopt the model used in other areas of publishing, such as STM and academic, and look at global publishing for trade works. That’s the view of Evan Schnittman, Bloomsbury’s MD, Sales and Marketing, Print and Digital. He says: “Whilst the ineluctable surge …
The debate over fixed book pricing remains a complicated and volatile one in Europe. By Amanda DeMarco On March 18 the Swiss parliament approved a fixed price system for books in German-speaking Switzerland, both for online and in-store sales as of next year. The debate over fixed book pricing is a complicated and volatile one in Europe. Various degrees of …
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