Report from the Frankfurt Book Fair

Futurebook summarises a key ebook meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair

“Discussion began with Shatzkin’s acknowledgement that the publishing industry had already come alarmingly close to losing the battle for control of the ebook business”

“The panel agreed that, with ebooks currently accounting for approximately 15% of trade sales in the United States” […] “could well reach 50% within five years”

“shelf-space in [city street] bookstores would halve from present levels”


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