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Book Business Changing Rapidly

CNN reports that Barnes & Noble executive Marc Parrish said that eBooks are changing the publishing and retail book business faster than many anticpated. From the article:

” If Parrish’s predictions are right and ebooks become the dominant book medium by March 2013, the question changes from who will come out on top, but who will get left behind in the newest race of technological relevancy. “

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Publishers Point of View

SourceBooks has an interesting article about the eBook revolution from the perspective of a traditional publisher.  From the article:

” If you remember only one thing from reading this article, let it be this: metadata really matters for ebooks. On the web, reading with your e-reader, on your phone or however/wherever you access ebooks, discovery is everything. “

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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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O’Reilly eBook sales represent 88% of unit sales!

Tech book publisher O’Reilly says that 88% of its unit sales are eBooks. Article and analysis from Pocket-lint.

” Technology and computer book publisher O’Reilly has revealed that 88 per cent of its unit sales in 2010 were ebooks, with print editions and paid-for video taking up the other 12 per cent combined “

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eBooks vs Traditional Publishing

E-Book Endeavors has an interesting guest post by ebook author L.B. Gschwandtner. L.B. breaks down the benefits of self-publishing ebooks versus going the traditional route. from the article:

” According to Stephen Shapiro, a blogger who attended last year’s annual convention of the book industry, BEA, each year, 172,000 new books are published in the United States. Of those, only 1,000 books sell more than 50,000 copies in retail channels. Less than 25,000 sell more than 5,000 copies. Ninety-three percent of books published (160,000) sell less than 1,000 copies. That represents all books published. “

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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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