2013 Top 5 Predictions For Book Industry

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It is that time of year when scholars of book industry make their predictions for the year ahead. Here is the presentation about what we forecast will happen in book industry in 2013.

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2013 Top 5 Predictions For Book Industry

  1. 1. Amazon is now operating stores in around 10 countriesKobo has been acquired by the global ecommerce juggernautRakuten based in JapanApple iBookstore aims to spread in about 50 countriesBarnes & Noble has already entered United Kingdom in2012, aims to go global in 2013
  2. 2. The refusal of traditional publishers to distribute E-Books to librarieshas formed a window of opportunity for self-published writersSelf publishing of books helps authors earning royalties up to 60-70%New analysis from Bowker shows that the number of self-publishedbooks produces in America grew by 287 percent to 235,625 bookssince 2006
  3. 3. Why?Supply of Books in bulkLimited supply of reader eyeballsUnlimited supply of other non-book mediasystems
  4. 4. Proven bestsellers lower down the risks of script being not likedby the audienceIt minimizes the loss on investment and increases the chance ofbeing a box office hitThe film or television producer may love to start productiononly after learning that the story resonates with readers

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