Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Free Market Threatens Diversity, Says Former CEO of Borders UK
The market penetration of e-books in the US now reaching almost 20%, but what are the prospects for e-book proliferation in key non-English markets, such as Spain, Italy and Germany and South America? During Monday's Publishers Launch conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair, there was a consensus across a panel of executives dealing in these markets that e-books were still three years away from reaching even 10% market penetration . READ MORE >>