Bookseller & Publisher’s annual pre-Christmas survey, published yesterday, found that 40% of Australian booksellers not already selling ebooks are planning to do so in the next six months.
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Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab, which is a phone, an e-reader, a camera and, well, just about everything else you could want in a handheld computing device, has arrived in Australia (though it’s tricky to get your hands on right now as the phone companies are still working out their plans for it).
A new WiFi Kobo e-reader will be on sale in Australia by Christmas, and readers will be able to download Hachette Australia titles to read on it via the Borders/Angus & Robertson apps after REDgroup finalized the last of its deals with major publishers here this week.
Digital titles could make up between 20 and 30 per cent of the trade book market within two to five years, according to industry representatives who attended a round table event on the future of reading last month.
It’s taken six years, but Sony has at long last brought its ereader range – in the form of the just-launched Sony Reader Touch ($299) and Pocket Editions ($229) – to Australia, partnering with Borders and Angus & Robertson in the process.
Late last month, US-based tech giant Amazon announced a new, lighter, smaller, faster and cheaper Kindle e-reader device with 50 per cent better screen contrast. Initial stocks sold out within days.
Special guest contributor Anna Maguire reports on a recent seminar, eBooks: A cost-effective publishing alternative, presented by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and supported by Copyright Agency Limited (CAL).
Random House Australia’s Head of Digital Brett Osmond investigated issues we reported with the ebook version of Bill Bryson’s latest book, and found them to be specific to the iPhone app for Kobo. PLUS Kindle DX ‘refurbished’ with a nicer price.
Further to last week’s post about Peter Temple’s Truth arriving as an ebook two days after it won this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award, I can report that it is now available through the Borders app for $20.95. That price is high for an ebook, especially when you consider Borders is currently selling the paperback [...]
Amazon has reduced the price of its base model Kindle device to $189.