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INTERVIEW: Carl Howe – The Yankee Group

PBS “Nightly Business Report” interviews Carl Howe, Director of Research for the The Yankee Group about the eBook economy. From the interview:

” Well, tablets are an even bigger market than e-readers, looking at about $5 billion this year just in the United States, about $17 billion around the world last year. This is going to be a huge market. “

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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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The Best e-Readers

Good e-Reader has a list of the Top 10 e-Readers for March 2011. From the article:

” Amazons flagship e-reader is leading the pack with the top content distribution online ebook store. The latest generation Kindle 3G features faster page turns, a sold 6 inch e-Ink Pearl screen. Here is a interesting fact, you can bypass the Great Firewall of China using the 3G network Amazon gives you for free with purchase. “

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INTERVIEW: Matt Bell

The Faster Times interviews author Matt bell about his exploration into self-publishing ebooks. From the article:

” I think indie publishers are right now well-served by the fact that many of their customers prefer paper books, especially ones that are well-crafted art objects. That’s going to keep their print runs and sales figures the same for a bit longer, but I think they should all be looking at e-books seriously, and figuring out what their strategy is for the fast-approaching day when everyone is completely comfortable with reading e-books on a daily basis. “

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E.U. Investigates eBook Publishers

European Union officials raided ebook publishers in an effort to determine whether certain companies have violated EU antitrust laws. Articles and analysis from:

The Wall Street Journal ” The government interest comes amid a broad move by publishers toward a so-called agency model, in which publishers set prices for e-books. That results in widely uniform prices for consumers. Regulators are examining whether those arrangements unduly restrict competition. “

The Register ” Many observers expected the arrival in Europe of Amazon’s Kindle, and therefore increasing electronic sales, to result in falling prices for ebooks. “

Reuters ” No deadline had been set for completing the probe, which would depend on how much the companies involved cooperated with the Commission. “

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The History of eBooks

TeleRead has an interesting InfoGraphic by Piotr Kowalczyk that charts the origins of ebooks and shows the incredible trajectory they are on.

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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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