The State of the Electronic Book 2010

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Examining the dramatic changes in the ebook business over the last year and how authors and publishers can benefit from these changes. A presentation from Brendon J. Wilson given at BookCamp Vancouver, October 1st 2010.

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The State of the Electronic Book 2010

  1. 1. State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />BookCamp 2010<br />Brendon J. Wilson, @brendonjwilson<br />
  2. 2. Any Time, Any Place, Any Device <br />10/01/2010<br />The State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />@brendonjwilson<br />2<br />
  3. 3. 11/26/09<br />The State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />@brendonjwilson<br />3<br />
  4. 4. 11/26/09<br />The State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />@brendonjwilson<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Feature Experimentation<br />Wi-Fi versus 3G<br />Screen quality<br />Battery life<br />External storage<br />Single/Multi-purpose<br />Applications<br />Social features<br />10/01/2010<br />The State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />@brendonjwilson<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Retailers! Retailers! Retailers!<br />10/01/2010<br />The State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />@brendonjwilson<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Battle for Talent<br />Conflict over rights<br />Exclusive deals for superstar authors<br />Greater revenue for indie authors<br />10/01/2010<br />The State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />@brendonjwilson<br />7<br />
  8. 8. $259<br />$189<br />$139<br /> $99?<br />Race to the Bottom<br />10/01/2010<br />The State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />@brendonjwilson<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Winner: Amazon…For Now<br />Estimated market shares:<br />Kindle: 43.3%<br />Nook: 16.3%<br />Sony: 13.8%<br />Other: 26.6% <br />Devices shipped:<br />Kindle: 5M since 2007<br />Nook: 1M since last year<br />Sony: 1.28M to date<br />10/01/2010<br />The State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />@brendonjwilson<br />9<br />
  10. 10. The Bottom Line<br />10/01/2010<br />The State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />@brendonjwilson<br />10<br />US Trade Wholesale Electronic Book Sales<br />
  11. 11. 10/01/2010<br />The State of the Electronic Book 2010<br />@brendonjwilson<br />11<br />Discussion<br />

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