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Old 04-23-2005, 02:49 PM   #1
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Current E-Book market just a ghetto of p*rn?

Brad is spilling out his thoughts on the literary quality of e-books. Under his impression, most e-books currently published can be only compared to 25cent novels from the 1950s and 60s.

I think ebooks right now are in that same market ghetto as direct to video movies are and direct to paperback books used to be not so long ago. In fact the entire paperback publishing industry got it's start publishing erotica (for travelers, heh) and lurid subculture pulps, as well as pulp science fiction, crime and mystery novels (neither of those genres were considered as respectable as they are today).

Au contraire. If you look at eReader's Bestsellers, you find that most e-books published are either from mainstream hardcover or paperback editions. Then again, Brad, what do you expect to find when you are browsing for one hour the p*rn section of an e-book retailer?
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Old 04-30-2005, 01:11 AM   #2
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Nice commentary, Morpheus, lol. You just made my day...

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I sort of agree with this article. I've found some good stuff, but so much is crappy erotica books...
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I didn't really mean to imply that this was a bad thing, only that it was a _phase_ ebooks were going through, as mass market paperbacks had before them.

>>eReader's Bestsellers

Most of eReader's bestsellers and indeed most encrypted ebooks are from the p-book world which is a more mature venue. I'm referencing the direct to ebook publications.

I probably didn't say it very clearly.
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