Posts Tagged ‘ereaders’

E-Reader Sales Expected to Be Big This Holiday

Monday, November 15th, 2010

E-Reader Sales Expected to Be Big This Holiday

Julie Bosman reports on expected e-reader sales trends for the coming holiday season. Out of total book sales, e-books now constitute 9 to 10 percent of publishers' earnings, and analysts expect that the number of circulating e-readers will jump to over 10 million after this holiday season.

Another Missed Opportunity for Bookstores — Hardware Lessons from the E-Reader Space

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Another Missed Opportunity for Bookstores — Hardware Lessons from the E-Reader Space

Kent Anderson posts an interesting point about the reluctance of brick-and-mortar bookstores to stock e-readers of any make other than their own. Would Barnes & Noble shops get more foot traffic if they sold iPads and Kindles in addition to their Nook?

From Anderson: “To me, it’s becoming axiomatic that online retailers are winning because they’re better retailers. Bookstores used to be excellent retailers of the reading culture. Apparently, they’re abdicating this former advantage in the age of the e-reader.”

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