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Tablets Growing in Popularity

GigaOM discusses the draw of multi-use tablets and why they may win out over dedicated e-readers in the long run. From the article:

” But why would Barnes & Noble, Amazon or others even be interested in tablets when they already make a cut of the digital book content purchases? Two answers come to mind: losing control over that revenue stream on other devices and leaving money on the table. “

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eBook Trends for 2011

Robin Good at Master New Media has assembled predictions and forecasts for the eBook marketplace in 2011. From the article:

” 2011 will be the first year traditional publishers feel the need to compete against the indie ebook alternative. “

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Are eBooks the publishing world’s Napster?

Rethink Books has an interesting article about right now being “the Napster Moment” for the publishing industry. Many interesting and valid points. From the article:

” The ‘Napster moment’ here, is a realisation that consumers can’t be manipulated and now demand ‘my world’. They are informed, eclectic, discerning and they can now find needles in digital haystacks and can virally inform and recommend in ways marketers often can only dream of. It is a case of moving from mass marketing to direct marketing in a market you can’t control. “

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eBooks invade the Android Marketplace

eBooks are now available for download from the Android Marketplace. Currently only available in the US. Articles and analysis from:

Good eReader ” The entire new books category allows you to browse over 20 categories of Books, and you can even filter to new arrivals. “

PC Mag ” IntoMobile noted that e-books could be the gateway for Google’s long-awaited Google Music service, which could be rolled out along with Google’s Honeycomb Android 3.0 operating system. “

SlashGear ” The selection of e-books is divided into twenty categories, with the further ability to filter by new arrivals, top selling, and top free. A large slide show splash at the top of the page showcases a couple popular titles based on being top rated, new and noteworthy, bestselling, or a book club pick. “

Video – Google Bookstore


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eBooks in 2011

The following are forecasts, projections and predictions on the state of the eBook economy in 2011. Articles and analysis by:

Gear Diary ” It’s only a matter of time before eBook sales overtake paper book sales for a more extended period of time (as in, not the holiday season). Hardcovers are an easy target, but the real news is when quality paperbacks are overtaken by eBooks. “

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eReaders and Tablets

There are several dedicated eReaders and an increasing amount of Tablets that provide for eBook reading. Articles and analysis by:

CBS News  (includes video) ” In addition to the actual e-reader devices, there are apps, a Nook app, a Kindle app, etc. available for both smart phones and tablets (like the iPad). And the best part is, they’re free! So if you own a tablet or a smart phone and would prefer to use that for your reading, all you need to do is download the app of your choice (just as you would any app) to enjoy many of the features we just mentioned. ”

ReadWriteWeb ” There’s little doubt that paper books will be a commercial force for a long time yet. Nevertheless, in 2010 eBooks and eReaders took a big step forward and eBooks now represent a sizable minority of the overall book market. ”

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Free eBooks

Touch of Wisdom has a video discussing various resources to download free eBooks.

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