One of the four largest Christian Book publishers in the country, Baker Publishing Group admits the word ‘publishing’ is changing rapidly and they worked hard in 2010 to catch up with digital demand. With the popularity of e-readers, Baker Publishing now produces new and old titles in digital format.
Have the publishers finally joined the bandwagon of digital eBook publication? Well, yes, and no. Out of the 600 publishers Aptara surveyed in the summer of 2010, only 64% (384) are offering eBook titles. While this figure is up 11% from an earlier 2010 survey, Aptara shows the majority of publishers are “struggling to maximize profits” from the eBook market.
We know epublishing is growing, but predicting the future of digital publishing is tough; however, the Unruly Gals have discussed the future of the ebook marketplace, and have a few predictions for 2011.
Writers,etc invited the Unruly Gals to host a Q & A forum on Tuesday, January 25th at 9am PST (12 noom EST), for an informative session on self-publishing (e-publishing). The turn out and participation was fantastic!
The Changing Face of Book Sales… Book retailers are transforming as many customers go online to purchase. This move has put a lot of pressure on traditional chain stores to create revenue and profits. Similarly, digital books continue to gain market share, and are now “estimated at 8% to10% of revenue fro some major publishing”, […]