book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Monday 26th September

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

The Future Of Publishing In Microcosm

Posted at 8:06AM Friday 25 May 2012

I am almost certain of two things about the Irish ebook market:

1) That foreign based platforms and retailers account for the majority of sales (Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Sony etc)

2) That like in the print world UK publishers (and their local imprints) publish the majority of ebooks bought in Ireland both in terms of units and revenue

I'm also close to certain about a third item, but without evidence I cannot prove it, here it goes anyway:

3) That US-based publishers sell more units (and I don't doubt generate more revenue) from ebooks in Ireland than domestic Irish publishers do and are perhaps second only to the UK publishers (and their Irish imprints)

Eoin Purcell





Search the news archive:
 






More Opinion

The banning of books in prisons: 'It's like living in the dark ages'
www.pastemagazine.com

Dan Slater's Wolf Boys, Nonfiction Book About Drug Cartels, Banned From Texas Prisons

Does - The Bestseller Code - Divulge Its Secrets?
www.bookbusinessmag.com

We need to know

Bonnier Books CEO Jacob Dalborg: 'Digitization Is Not Necessarily Evil'
publishingperspectives.com

The book business hasn't suffered disruption as dramatic as that of other industries, says Jacob Dalborg

Digitization Is Not Necessarily Evil
publishingperspectives.com

Core publishing activities are resilient

DRM products are defective by design
www.theguardian.com

Time to tell users what they're buying

Publishers are no longer in the book trade ...
www.booktrade.info

they are in the what-the-hell-can-we-do-to-make-a-buck trade

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Publisher Penguin Ignored 'Gaps' In Belle Gibson's Story, Report Says
  2. His Bloody Project's Sales Leave Booker Shortlist Rivals For Dead
  3. Profile 2015-2016 Results: Pleasing Results With Turnover And Profit Up
  4. William Hill Sports Book Of The Year Award 2016 Longlist Announced
  5. Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich Heads Longlist For UK's Top Nonfiction Award
  6. Too Downbeat For America, Too Rude For Japan
  7. The reality of publishing economics has changed for the big players
  8. Sainsbury's Exits Digital Entertainment, Hands Over E-book Business To Kobo
  9. Andrew Carnegie Medals For Excellence: Longlist 2017
  10. Poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa awarded €10,000 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature