Saturday, March 28, 2015

'Amazon's Dominance Is Causing Problems'

Shelf Awareness

"I do have a concern that Amazon's dominance is causing problems. We estimate Kindle has a 95% market share of e-book sales in the U.K. and this is having a damaging effect.... Consider the struggles of Barnes & Noble and the Nook platform, the problems of the established Txtr in Germany, and the decision here of Tesco to pull out of Blinkbox Books.... I think publishing can come in for quite a bit of stick but we've done a lot to embrace technology."

--Tim Walker, president of the Booksellers Association, speaking on a panel about publishing and technology during the Nielsen BookInsights conference Wednesday

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