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Microsoft revamping eBook Reading with Update

GoodeReader reports on Microsoft revamping eBook reading with a new April 30, Windows Update.


eBook Sales Increase in South Korea

The Korea Bizwire report “Ebook Sales Push Publishing Industry to New Heights” suggests that the Publishers Weekly talk of declining eBook sales may only apply to the US with South Korean publishers reporting a 17% increase in sales.

The eBook Revolution continues to spread globally as Amazon tries to lock down the US market.


2017 eBook Sales Decline Suggests Market Share is shifting away from Amazon

A GoodeReader post talks about a 10% decline in eBook sales in 2017 that can be directly attributed to the agency model (or price-fixing) where the legacy publishers set eBook prices ridiculously high to drive consumers to cheaper paperback and hardcover sales. It’s important to note that the quoted research is “skewed” because it does not include sales for the massive Indie author and publisher market share.

Is this trouble for everyone or just an indicator that Amazon and the legacy publishers (the big five) are losing their “death” grip on the market? It’s more likely that jaded consumers are tired of the obvious manipulation and are simply clearing the way for the 2018 eBook Resurgence when the other big players, Kobo/RakutenWalmart, Apple and Barnes & Noble, are expected to return to the competition with a vengeance.


Authors Call for Book Industry to Drop Plastic

The Bookseller writes about fifty authors calling on the book industry to drop plastic (straws, bags, etc.) in favor of  environmentally friendly alternatives.


American Readers’ Appetite Grows for eBooks and Audiobooks

Bustle illuminates a few things about American reading habits. Turns out people are sharing their quality time with their smartphones and eBooks, audiobooks and paper books.


Kobo eBook Sales Increase 60%

GoodeReader reports that Kobo eBook sales have increased by 60%. That bodes well for the Walmart-Kobo/Rakuten alliance coming into effect in 2018 where the international eBook retailer will sell its eBook titles and eReaders at Walmart online and Walmart stores across the US.


China’s eBook Market to Hit $5.3-Billion (US) by 2020

According to a Xinhuanet article China’s eBook market is expected to hit $5.3-Billion by 2020.


Kindle Authors Flee Amazon Control for Share of eBook Resurgence

GoodeReader reports on recent dictatorial moves from former Independent-author champion Amazon.

With Apple iBooks, Kobo/Walmart and Barnes & Noble (among others) gearing up to challenge it for market share in 2018, the Kindle publisher should reconsider its controlling behavior and draconian, career-altering decisions.


eBook Purchase or Print?

A Digital Trends story tries to break down what people buy to read on Kindle (or eReader) and what they prefer to read on paper.

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