Global Ebook Markets and Pricing (2019)

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Ebooks are an essential component of a modern international publishing program. Discover the opportunities and challenges the global ebook market presents for exporting Canadian publishers of all sizes and across both languages.

Prepared by Brian O’Leary, this new report provides concrete information for Canadian publishers who seek to better understand international ebook markets and the tools they require to navigate the challenges of contemporary ebook practices.

The report includes:

  • Profiles of significant ebook markets such as the US, France, and Germany
  • Profiles of emerging ebook markets such as China, India, and Spain
  • Up-to-the-minute information on pricing in France, the US, Western Europe, and the UK
  • Guidance in the grey area of book pricing

About the Author

Brian O’Leary has been the Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) since 2016 and is the founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, which works with magazine, book, and association publishers to improve how they create, manage, and distribute content. O’Leary researches and writes extensively about issues affecting the publishing industry, including research reports on the use of metadata in the book industry supply chain, territorial rights in the digital age, and best practices in digital exports. He has written several reports on digital publishing for Livres Canada Books, including Exporting Digital Books: A Guide to Best Practices for Canadian Publishers (2011), Territorial Rights in the Digital Age (2012), Global E-book Markets (2013), and, most recently, Digital Exports Revisited (2017).

52 pages

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