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Enders Analysis report reaches questionable conclusions on UK ebook growth
March 19, 2014 | 4:10 pm

A research report "Creative UK: Overview of the digital transformation of the UK creative economy," co-produced by Enders Analysis and Bain & Company, has concluded, in terms that The Bookseller has chosen to highlight, that "in volume terms, we expect e-books to become about 35% of the total market in the next two years, and then continue to rise only very slowly." Unless I'm not reading this report in enough detail, I'm not clear what data this conclusion is based on. The tone of the entire report is very anecdotal, rather than detail-driven, and there's no clear indication whether, for...

Ricoh IT Strategies survey shows print hanging in there
December 11, 2013 | 12:20 pm

Just in, a survey by Ricoh Americas Corporation conducted with the University of Colorado and entitled "The Evolution of the Book Industry: Implications for US Book Manufacturers and Printers” has found that print is likely to enjoy a very long and loyal legacy tail. "Nearly 70 percent of consumers feel it is unlikely that they will give up on printed books by 2016," states the survey. " Consumers have an emotional and visceral/sensory attachment to printed books, potentially elevating them to a luxury item." As for the process that derived this conclusion, "we interviewed a triumvirate of stakeholders in the book...

Norwich’s Galley Beggar Press doesn’t need to beg for independent publishing
June 26, 2013 | 10:15 am

Gallery Beggar PressSmall UK independent fiction publisher Galley Beggar Press, based in the East Anglian city of Norwich, recently attracted a lot of attention when the august Times Literary Supplement ran a high-profile and hugely positive review of one of its latest books, "A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing," by Eimear McBride. In the TLS, David Collard wrote: “Writing of this quality is rare and deserves a wide readership ... McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality.” Galley Beggar Press produces fine e-book editions of all its books, while aspiring to be "an old-fashioned publisher for the 21st century." I spoke to Sam Jordison,...

BookBaby announces a new partnership with the Malaysia-based eSentral
February 2, 2013 | 5:27 pm

According to a press release distributed late last week by BookBaby, the self-described "one-stop self-publishing solution" and "the world's largest ebook distribution network for independent authors," the company has just announced a new partnership with the Malaysia-based eSentral. Perhaps not coincidentally, eSentral is itself the biggest e-book store in Southeast Asia. [caption id="attachment_77962" align="alignright" width="125"] BookBaby president Brian Felsen[/caption] "I’m thrilled to add eSentral to our growing list of partners,” says BookBaby president Brian Felsen. “Now our authors can sell their books on the big e-book retail sites in over 200 countries, and manage it all from one account." Along with eSentral, BookBaby’s e-book distribution network includes Amazon, Barnes &...