Posted by: bluesyemre | January 2, 2013

E-Books Destroying Traditional Publishing? The Story’s Not That Simple by Zoe Chace

Publishers are finding that flexible pricing on e-books can help bring in new readers.

  • What counts as a book these days, in a world of Kindles, Nooks and iPads — and eager talk about new platforms and distribution methods? Traditional publishers are traveling a long and confusing road into the digital future. To begin with, here’s the conventional wisdom about publishing: E-books are destroying the business model. People expect them to be cheaper than physical books, and that drives down prices. But the story’s not that simple. For one thing, digital publishers have the same problem that record labels do: piracy. And there’s just not the same stigma attached to pirating an e-book as there is to holding up a Barnes & Noble.

http://n.pr/Vby7kg


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  1. I hope it will be a better system in 10 years, cause it seems like the music and writing industry will have a hard time in the future. Now that everything is on the internet, it is almost impossible to stop pirates!

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