Nov
5
2013

98 UK Publishers Closed their Doors…

This is a very good article about the pressures that publishers are facing. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/04/ebooks-discounts-98-publishers- closure Here is one niche that I did not think about, but as I think about the costs that students face, I am not sure that I feel for the publishers very much. Niche academic and educational publishers are particularly vulnerable, because their model is being undermined by digital piracy and online secondhand book sales on sites such as Amazon Marketplace. Cork said: “The arrival of Amazon has transformed the secondhand book trade from a fairly minor nuisance to a serious threat. Where once you had to trawl the secondhand bookshops if you wanted to get hold of a cheap hardback or academic book, you can now be fairly certain of getting hold of what you want at the click of a button, and the publisher will not make a penny.” Best! Robert Fletcher – CEO Linked In: www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-fletcher/27/982/5b4/ Twitter: @Robert_CEO, https://twitter.com/Robert_CEO CEO Blog: http://publishondemandglobal.com/blog/

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