|08-03-2013, 12:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
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Disruption through online book sales - is Germany next?
From The Shatzkin files:
Yup, Amazon can do just fine without discounting.
One thing he doesn't go into, that may factor in the disruption, is that German-language books, like English-language books, have strong markets *outside* Germany. While he is looking at Germany alone, I expect that German ebooks from the trad-pubbers and emerging indie publishers won't be restricted to the borders of Germany. Those cross-border sales should be an extra incentive for authors looking to go indie.
Again, I don't know how much difference it'll make but the numbers he cites suggest ebooks in Germany may soon be breaking from hobbyist/enthusiast territory into the mainstream, and every little bit should help accelerate the transition.
Does his analysis hold water?
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Last edited by Alexander Turcic; 08-03-2013 at 02:13 PM. Reason: moved to frontpage
|08-03-2013, 02:27 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2013
"One observer told us that Amazon is about 2/3 of the online book sales marketplace [in Germany]."
The statistics the German national booksellers' association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels) published earlier this year show that Amazon.de had 75 % of the German online book market at that time.
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