Tagged: e-books

E-book sales abate for Big Five

For those who predicted the death of the physical book and digital dominating the market by the end of this decade, the print and digital... Read more

A clause with claws

Can Amazon be allowed to contractually enforce arrangements that secure its hegemony? In 2011 the European Commission opened an investigation into e-book price-fixing... Read more

The academic epidemic

With the Booksellers Association’s Academic, Professional & Specialist conference on the horizon (11th–13th March), I wanted to take this opportunity to take stock of the... Read more

Surprise, surprise

Consultants and pundits, look away now. The book market is performing in almost exactly the wrong way. The big publishers are not gaining market share;... Read more

The noise and fury

Barely two weeks into 2015, and already the year is shaping up to be a humdinger. Booksellers are back! The print book... Read more

Delay to EU progress on e-book VAT

There has been a delay to progress on the planned measure to allow VAT on e-books to be reduced, after the members of the EU's... Read more

Book trade cautiously welcomes Amazon's new e-book deal

The book trade has generally welcomed Amazon’s new e-book offer, but questioned the five year cap for the new deal and raised concerns over whether... Read more

Childwise report says print reading declines in teen years

Children aged 9-16 spend as much time reading online as reading print materials, although the number of young people reading books, comics and magazines drops... Read more

A year in review: E-book sales fall for all but one of the UK’s biggest publishers

It was another year of digital contraction for the UK’s biggest publishers, who experienced a second consecutive year of declining e-book volumes in 2016.... Read more

Exclusive Books strikes e-book deal with Kobo

Exclusive Books has struck a deal to direct its customers to the Kobo website to buy e-books. Read more

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