|08-30-2005, 05:20 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Device: Dell Axim
E-book titles on the decline?
Just when we had hoped to celebrate the success of e-books this year, we are confronted by David's dismal discovery that the number of e-book titles published actually has declined by 39% in 2004:
|08-30-2005, 05:48 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Device: Opus/System76 Starling
eBooks in closed, proprietary formats with invasive DRM are unacceptable, yet that seems to be the only way that they will release new eBooks. No wonder sales are dropping.
I wonder what the numbers would have been if they had included Project Gutenberg, Blackmask Online and Fictionwise numbers.
|08-30-2005, 08:42 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Alexandria, VA
Device: Sony PRS-505 / Palm TX / Nokia 770 / iPod Touch
Last edited by davidrothman; 08-30-2005 at 08:46 AM.
|08-30-2005, 09:37 AM||#4|
MR prodigal son
Join Date: Mar 2003
Device: Galaxy Note, Nexus7
I'd love to see Baen's sales statistics for the last couple of years, and see how a company that specifically deals in non-DRM ebooks is doing. I bet it would make very interesting reading, and put fears like this to rest...
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