Sales of e-books have long been one of the criteria for assessing the mobility of the economy: for every purchase of such a book or gadget there is a potential consumer of new media.
According to analysts, 14 million readers will be sold worldwide in 2013.
630,000 paid and 1.8 million free e-books offers its customers the largest US online store Amazon. ')
There are 143 e-books for every 100 hardcover paper books sold in America. E-books are being delivered to 140 countries around the world.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy allocated 750 million euros for the digitization of libraries, music and film archives and other repositories, taking the course to eliminate the nation’s electronic and cultural gap.
The cost of e-books from popular manufacturers Barnes & Noble and Amazon has decreased by 40-70 dollars (30%) over the past two months.
Last year, 20% of European readers stopped buying paper books, switching to reading electronic publications.
Sales of electronic books in the world increased by 176% last year and reached $ 313 million.
Sources: British analytical company Informa Telecoms & Media (ITM), The Book Industry Study Group ( link )