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E-Book Explosion!
October 4, 2009, 6:28 pm
Filed under: business, ministry, spirituality

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Since the release of the Kindle, the e-book world has grown incredibly fast. Purchases of content for e-book platforms has exploded! Take the time to study the graphic attached to this post. It is unbelievable to see the rapid increase in e-book devices.

Electronic book sales have been growing at a rapid clip, from an estimated $20 million in 2003 to $113 million in 2008, according to the Association of American Publishers. Even during these hard economic times, e-book sales continue to grow. NavPress has seen a large increase in e-book sales of our resources through this channel.

The e-book universe is evolving! Greater options and better technology are good news for publishers who are prepared for this new, emerging channel.

Well, my publishing friends, are we ready for this opportunity?

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I really hope that NavPress will soon release The Message Bible for e-book devices. I just ordered a Cybook Opus e-book reader and was really disappointed to find that The Message is not available for such devices or if I should be precise it’s no longer available (you can still find traces of The Message in several e-book formats on ebookmall.com for example).

Comment by fiery

In September, I enjoyed meeting Scribd CEO and Cofounder Trip Adler at the 3rd Annual Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival, as well as talking with Erik Schmidt of Fast Pencil. These new tech publishing companies are gaining ground; both were featured in a front-page story in the San Jose (CA) Mercury News on Oct 8. As a longtime book editor, I have worked with traditional publishers only, no POD companies to date. But I welcome these new media leaders and am becoming “curiouser and curiouser.”

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