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Old 09-27-2008, 09:36 AM   #4
Thanabur
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Location: Portugal
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Thank you for your welcome!

Unfortunately, cassidym, e-books are not popular in Portugal. In fact the publishing houses have no idea for the potencial of the internet. Suffice to say that to the exception of two publishers not a single one has in the past invested on new formats like audiobook. So if not even audiobooks or a strong internet presence qualifies as honorable there's no great chance that e-books will ever be popular with portuguese publishing houses. On the other hand our people has the most high early adoption ratios in Europe (we've got more mobiles per capita than most european countries). We just love to flaunt our new gadgets and I think that my e-reader will make an impact on the commuter train next week.

Sadly publishing houses are for the most taken by very conservative minds that view any shaking of the status quo tree as potencially harmful.
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