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    Entries in ebooks (7)

    Tuesday
    Mar092010

    Analyst: iPad to beat Kindle's all-time sales in 3 months

    Apple could have the bestselling e-book reader of all time in just three months on the market, according to an estimate from FBR Capital analyst Craig Berger. He believes that talk of hardware-related delays from competing analyst groups were just "false alarms" and that that Apple is purportedly set to ship 5 million iPads just in the first half of 2010. At this rate, the tablet would push past Amazon's unofficial lifetime record of 3 million Kindles in just the three-month span between early April and the end of June.

    From electronista:  Click here to read the rest of the story.

    Friday
    Mar052010

    E-Reader Buyers Coveting iPad Over The Kindle

    E-Reader Buyers Coveting iPad Over The KindleA new poll indicates that Apple's iPad tablet computer is poised to lead the emerging e-book reader market when it launches this month, knocking Amazon.com's Kindle to No. 2.
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    A survey of nearly 3,200 consumers by ChangeWave Research finds that 40% of people planning to buy an e-reader in the next 90 days expect to get Apple's (AAPL) iPad. 
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    Thursday
    Mar042010

    Books now outnumber games in Apple's App Store

    The smart money suggests the App Store will continue adding new titles and readers at an accelerated pace given the pending release of Apple's iPad tablet device.

    From Fierce Mobil Content: Click here to read the rest of the story.

    Tuesday
    Mar022010

    E-Books: After the Hype and Before the iPad

    The e-book hype reached its apex just before the holiday season. Now seems like a good time to take a closer look at the e-book market, especially given that this business is heading for another disruption once Apple's iPad launches.
    According to the latest stats from the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), e-book usage is growing fast, but continues to represent a very small part of the publishing industry's bottom line. Currently, only about 2% of American book buyers over 13 are active e-book users.
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     From Read Write Web. Click here to read the rest of the story.

    Monday
    Mar012010

    E-Readers’ Price May Fall to $150 With New Chip, Freescale Says

    March 1 (Bloomberg) -- Freescale Semiconductor Inc., whose products power about 90 percent of electronic book readers, said a new chip will help drive down the price of the devices to less than $150 this year.
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    Freescale, a former division of Motorola Inc., will soon begin offering samples of a new processor that takes on the functions of other chips and thereby reduces e-reader costs, said Glen Burchers, a marketing director.
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    Monday
    Mar012010

    Publishers justify $13-$15 e-book prices for Apple iPad

    After the introduction of the iPad gave publishers leverage to raise e-book prices on the Amazon Kindle, a new report states that consumers have "unrealistic expectations" about how low e-book prices should be.
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    This week, The New York Times provided a breakdown on the economics of producing a book from the publisher's perspective. It noted that while printing costs go away when a book is reproduced in an electronic format, a number of expenses remain, including royalties and marketing.
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    From AppleInsider: Click here to read the rest of the story.

    Monday
    Mar012010

    How Much It Actually Costs to Publish an Ebook vs. a Real Book

    Ebooks negate the most obvious costs of hardcover books: No dead trees, ink, warehouse or shelf storage, so of course they're cheaper. In fact, isn't $12.99 for an ebook just a little bit pricey? Wellll, the NYT breaks it down.

    From Gizmodo. Click here to read the rest of the story.