Japan

Japan’s ebook market in 2012

July 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

From an article in Publishing Perspectives by Robin Birtle: In 2011, the only significant e-book revenue in Japan was derived from manga comics. To develop as a mainstream [...]

Rakuten completes purchase of Kobo

January 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

Engadget has the press release from Kobo on the completion of its purchase by e-commerce company Rakuten. Kobo’s HQ will remain in Toronto, though Rakuten is based in [...]

Ereader lets you physically turn the page

January 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

From Discovery News: “E-books have grown in popularity, but we think they lost the physical features that real books have,” said Yuichi Itoh, an associate professor at [...]

Japanese are rejecting ebooks says survey

November 29, 2011 // 1 Comment

From The Bookseller: Tokyo-based consumer research group Net Mile polled over 1,000 men and women on attitudes to e-books in Japan and in China for a survey that reveals [...]
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