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Taking ebooks mainstream…in Germany

This one-day event promises plenty of enlightening discussion and debate

Are German ebooks really any different than those in the U.S. or the U.K.? Many strong indicators say yes, they are different. That’s why many ebook debates in the past have not ended with practical guidelines for German publishers and their pursuit of innovation.

That will be different when TOC buchreport: Getting Ebooks Mainstream takes place as a one-day conference in Berlin on April 23, 2013. Many senior-level German publishing and book distribution executives will meet with new, young innovators, to discuss where the market is heading.

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Lion or hare? Amazon might soon face a lot of hungry competitors around the world

When Amazon released data on its financial performance for 2012 at the end of January 2013, Jeff Bezos, the company’s founder and CEO concluded: “We’re now seeing the transition we’ve been expecting. After 5 years, e-books is a multi-billion dollar category for us and growing fast—up approximately 70% last year.” (Amazon reports record sales growth. The Bookseller, 30 January 2013) That is certainly true. But Amazon might not be any longer in that most privileged role of defining the game almost all alone, as it was mostly the case, at least in the US, since the introduction of the Kindle in 2007.

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