New York, NY—February 20, 2017—A new digital book is on the way, and one of the biggest obstacles is to find an online book store that can serve as a safe haven for readers to buy and read books without the fear of copyright infringement.
In a study published today by the National Association of Booksellers, the organization’s membership and booksellers across the country found that ebooks are being published at more than 80% of bookstores and more than 30% of e-book retailers.
This new market is expected to grow to a market of 1 billion by 2019, according to NABL.
This market includes both traditional bookstores as well as digital bookstores, but it has been limited by copyright concerns that prevent booksells from offering a digital experience.
“We are seeing a growing number of digital book retailers that are not focused on traditional bookselling, like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, which have been shut down,” said NABB president and CEO Joe Meehan.
“But there are other publishers that are doing well in this space, like IndieBound, IndieBound Unlimited, and others.
They are also building their own businesses and offering their own products.
They have the ability to create their own digital experience and offer a service to their customers.”
The report found that the vast majority of ebooks on the market today are published by independent publishers.
That means that publishers are providing an online experience that’s free of the threat of copyright liability, including the ability for readers and publishers to review and buy the book without needing to buy from a publisher.
Authors are the primary audience for these digital books, but the report found they are also the biggest single source of revenue for publishers.
“For many readers, digital books are a luxury item.
They don’t need to pay for an ebook to read it, they don’t even need to have an Amazon account,” said Aaron H. Bernstein, the president of Bookscan, which publishes The Bookscan Bookstore, the best-selling book scanner.
“I see this opportunity to provide a book that has a digital service, to help the authors earn more income, and to get a digital book in front of more people.”
Amazon and Barnes & Nobles both have significant digital book business.
Amazon’s digital e-commerce service, Kindle, is currently offering a full range of books, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more.
The company is also offering an audiobook service, which offers more than 10,000 titles.
Barnes & Nooks, a division of McGraw-Hill, has been making strides toward bringing more digital book to its customers.
Barnes and Noble’s Kindle Unlimited digital service offers more titles than any other major digital book publisher, with more than 5,500 titles available.
Amazon is expanding its Kindle Unlimited service to include the Kindle Fire, the Kindle Paperwhite, and the Kindle X. “We’re really seeing the growth of this market as people come to the Kindle platform,” said Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon.
“There’s a tremendous opportunity for these publishers to expand their audience, and we see this as an opportunity for publishers to grow their business.”
Amazon has long been known for its digital services, but with the launch of the Kindle Voyage in October 2016, the company has become one of Barnes & Co.’s top sellers in the U.S. and one that has grown by 40% year over year in 2017.
Barnes’ growth in the e-books market has been particularly significant because it offers the first full-featured Kindle app, an e-reader that can be used for reading on the go, and it has the Kindle app for both iPhone and iPad.
“The Kindle app has a lot of things that a traditional book publisher can’t do, including reading ebooks,” said Michael D. Gartenberg, vice president of digital sales at Barnes & Company.
“Amazon is an excellent digital publisher because it has a whole new market, which is people who can read ebooks in a more casual way.”
The Amazon Kindle app also allows users to purchase books and titles on its site for the first time, and users can create an account with Amazon to quickly read books and other content, which will increase Amazon’s ebook sales.
For now, Barnes and Nots books are the best selling e-textbooks on Amazon.com, but Amazon is also working to make the Kindle and Kindle Paper White the best sellers of books.
“As more people are starting to discover ebooks, they’re also starting to buy books on the Kindle, and this is another reason that Barnes & nots is the best seller,” said Meeha.
Amazon will also make a Kindle app available for both iPad and iPhone.
Amazon said the Kindle App is not yet available for iPhone.
While the Kindle has been the dominant platform for ebooks for years, the iPad has come in and out of