Sony, Kindle, iPhone and the Spanish brand Papyre, are the most popular device brands.
However, Kindle barely offers content in Spanish.
Sony will launch officially in October 2010 with the Reader Pocket Edition™ and the Reader TouchEdition™ (200-250€)
- PCs are also popular, with a 46% share. PCs Kindle iPhone/ BBerry Papyre Cybook Sony - An estimated 70-80,000 dedicated reading devices circulate in Spain.
Multipurpose devices: 1.5 millioniPhones + iPodTouch, 30,000iPads, plus a huge pool of smartphones.
Dedicated vs. Multipurpose: The Spanish consumer:
Willing to pay an average of 80€ for a dedicated device.
Expecting significant price discounts from print edition.
Piracy and free content are widely accepted notions.
Sources: The Cocktail Analysis; Federación de Gremios de Editores de España
Reading Habits: theEbookConsumer PCs ……………………………….46.1% Smartphones, etc. ………..6.7% E-inkdevices …………………1.1% 0.8% readbooks in e-inkdevices SOURCE: “Hábitos de Lectura y Compra de Libros 2010”, Federación de Gremios de Editores de España
Movistar, Spain’s largest mobile operator, will soon launch an online ebook store.
International players: Apple, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Google and others are looking for digital content in Spanish.
Distribution Up to seven digital content platforms operating to date: Ebook download with Adobe DRM. Some platforms are beginning to develop apps to make ebooks available in Android and Apple devices. With Libranda distributing most larger publishing groups, other platforms are beginning to specialize in retail, digital services like POD or the Latin American market.
Random House Mondadori, Planeta, Santillana, Roca, Edicions 62, SM and WoltersKluwer, have joined forces to set up ebook distributor LIBRANDA. The newly launched company does not sell directly to consumers, and has invited other publishers to participate as distribution clients. LIBRANDA offers: e-delivery to online retailers and mobile devices, browse-inside widget services, digital conversion services, content management for publishers, online access to sales statistics, and Adobe DRM. LIBRANDA’s full launch: - 18 more retailers - 16 publishing groups (92 imprints) - 1.500 titles July 15, 2010 Sept.-Oct. 2010 Christmas 2010 2011… Fall/Winter 2010 Possible rollover to selected Latin American countries LIBRANDA launches in beta:
Books Across Platforms and Devices Standard APPsfornovels and APPsbeyondthebook APPsforourbest-sellingauthors: Julia Navarro’sDime quién soy, Ildefonso Falcones’ La mano de Fátima and Ken Follett’sLa caída de los gigantes. Currently working on APPs for the iPhone/iPad based books, but not with the content of the books themselves. Partnershipstomakeebooksavailable in alldevicespossible Pilot program in partnership with Mobcast to reach VODAFONE 360 customers in Spain.
All payments will be done on-bill.
All phones will be supported (JAVA/Android and JIL) from day one.
Piracy The Spanish association of book publishers estimates that book piracy already costs Spanish publishers 150 million €uros a year. Currently no jointeffortbypublishersoradministrationtocombatpiracy. Rights
Some major authors still not in digital (e.g. García Márquez, Isabel Allende, etc.).
Will digital rightscontinuetobedividedbyterritories?