'Extremely dangerous' to see e-books as main publishing disruptor

'Extremely dangerous' to see e-books as main publishing disruptor

A “slower, more complicated and insidious disruption” of the publishing industry is emerging, a report from research and advisory firm Enders Analysis had said, and it is “extremely dangerous” to see the e-book transition as the key disruptive force to the trade.

Consumer book subscriptions have not taken off, mobile consumption is reducing the amount of time people spend reading, and publishers need to “innovate vigorously”, the report found.

“The e-books challenge is now well understood, and has not been as destructive as many feared,” said Enders. “But the next disruptive waves will be...

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