Agency Model vs. Traditional/Wholesale Model Amazon to customerAgency model “Big Six” publishers $5.00 $5.00, publisher to Apple to customer and distributor Amazon, Apple, Barn split profit es & Noble, other distributors Barnes & Noble to customer Amazon to customer $4.00 “Big Six” publishers $5.00 Traditional to Amazon, Apple, Apple to customer $6.00 model Barnes & Noble, other distributors Barnes & Noble to $6.00 customer distributor keeps profit (or loss)
Purchasing an eBook from Online BookstoreSearch Download viaStore Purchase title WiFi Customer owns the title.
Accessing an eBook from a Public Library Checked out – place hold KindleSearch Download UnlesseBook via WiFi Penguin, via USBCatalog Available – checkout in EPUB,PDF eReader Open in Adobe Kindle, PDF, EPU download to Digital Editions Transfer to B computer device via USB Download to Tablet Open app tablet Library leases the title & allows users to read through Digital Rights Management.
Pew Internet & American Life Project: The rise of e-readingPublished April 4, 2012 http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/04/04/the-rise-of-e-reading/
December 2011 17%Adults reading eBooks February 2012 21% Total Adults who Read eContent (books, own eReader or Tablet magazines, newspaper) 29% 43%
eBooks vs. Print eBooks preferred print preferred While traveling Reading with childrenWant a title to read now Sharing with family/friends 50/50 Reading in bed
Average eBook reader• Reads more books (both eBooks and print)• Spends more time reading• Is under the age of 50• Has some college education• Earns household income $50,000+• Purchases books rather than borrows
When looking for a particular ebook, where do you go first? 75% 12%Online bookstore Public library or website
Questions to ponder as we go forward Will everyone own a device in the future? Can everyone afford to purchase all the eBooks they read? Can libraries continue to offer books for those who cannot? How long before most books are only available as eBooks? Will the publishers work with libraries? Will libraries own or just lease content? Will Digital Rights Management continue?