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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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.
According to a Sony spokesman, some five million e-ink reader devices were sold worldwide in 2009, and sales are projected to hit 12 million this year. Wow.
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.
There is so much happening in the digital publishing and ebook world it’s hard to keep up. Here’s our take on a big couple of weeks filled with announcements from Apple, Amazon, Google, Sony, Random House and JK Rowling.