In a new report, the International Publishers Association finds that higher VAT rates on books can have a negative impact on book sales, education and copyright.
With more than 1,200 publishers on its list, Vancouver’s Shelfie adds Berlin’s De Gruyter, making ebook editions of its books available to individual owners of the print copies.
Oxford University Press author Naomi S. Baron of American University talks about findings from her survey of students’ fondness for print books.
A new survey showed that Russian readers preferred printed books over eBooks by 49% to 9%, though 37% surveyed said “that they do not read books at all.”
UK publishers sold £2.2 billion of books in 2004, with ebooks accounting for nearly half UK fiction sales—though print in other categories proved resilient.
Publishers simply cannot function without independent bookstores, notes Tom Roberge of New Directions as he reflects on the Amazon/Hachette battle
The devout of all faiths adore their books. They mark their most cherished passages and pass them on to the next generation. Can the same ever be said for a digital edition?
What percentage of your books do you consume in a digital format? Are there particular formats you favor in digital over print and vice versa?
Author M.J. Rose calls for reason and calm in the ongoing debate between print and digital books, noting that the two will persist and serve different needs.
Bolivian publisher Martínez-Acchini has partnered McGraw-Hill to sell 300+ digital textbooks exclusively through its network of brick and mortar bookstores.