Fortune gives the real story on a report from the Association of American Publishers that eBook sales are slowing.
It seems that is not the case. Instead, market share for “established publishers has been declining, while sales of independently published e-books have been growing.”
Liliputing reports on the impending closure of the Oyster eBook subscription service. It looks like the all-you-can-eat “Netflix for books” they offered is too hard to swallow.
The commitment of time require for reading books makes adoption of such subscription services nonsensical for all but the most voracious readers. It’s impossible to make a $9.99 monthly membership pay unless you read a minimum of at least one book every two weeks, something that time-starved, media bloated modern living makes a challenge for most of us.
It may be that Oyster and other eBook subscription services like Amazon Kindle Unlimited and Scribd may have bitten off more than we can chew.
Cult of Mac reports on Apple’s continued efforts to fight the guilty verdict it received for conspiring with five major publishers to cheat consumers by illegally inflating the price of eBooks.
The original crime slowed the eBook Revolution by undermining consumer confidence. (Something that Apple continues to do annually by dragging the lawsuit into the light with these ongoing appeals.)
SiliconAngle compares the new Barnes & Noble Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK and the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX.
Digital Book World posted on Barnes & Noble and Samsung’s NEW $399 (USD) Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK.
GoodeReader reports that Barnes and Noble will release 2 new Nook E Ink eReaders this week and an 8-inch Nook Tablet later this month. That development after the bricks and mortar book giant has been counted out of the eBook Revolution multiple times.
Every marketplace needs competition. Welcome back Nook!