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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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Pricing It Right

CNET has an article discussing the latest trends in eBook pricing. From the article:

” None of this bodes well for the publishing industry. Why? Well, 99 cents and $2.99 works for self-published authors, but it’s probably not going to cut it for traditional publishers or the authors who sign on with them. “

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eBook Bestseller Lists

Suite 101 reports that the New York Times has begun publishing lists of the top selling eBooks in fiction and non-fiction. From the article:

” The New York Times started working on the ebook best seller list when they realized that ebooks would have an impact on the book market and on what people read. ”

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eBooks Conversion Directory

Need help converting your masterpiece into an eBook format? Check out this article from The Book Designer

From the article:

” However, there’s such a big demand for ebook conversion services that firms like Joshua’s are simply overwhelmed with projects. Many large publishers are moving hundreds of backlist titles to ebook formats, and there are all the new books coming out ever day as well. ”

Here’s a direct link: ebookconversiondirectory.com

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Converting PDF’s to the ePub format

Lifehacker has an article on how to convert PDF’s and various eBooks into the ePub format. From the article:

” So without further ado, here’s how you can convert nearly any (non-DRMed) ebook format into ePub on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. “

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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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