The state of eBooks in Spain in mid-2011

07-03-2018 Ultramegazord
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Publishers in Spain are losing money with e-book, which is still not profitable last year while revenue rose 27 percent from sales of digital works.

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They comment that e-book sales do not cover the costs of heavy investments have had to publishers to digitize books and post them in electronic form.

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To this is added that according to the editors reader manufacturers are not making an effort to lower prices, that Spain has "the most expensive in Europe" Internet and e-books are not taxed at the reduced rate of VAT, 4 percent, as paper books, but with 18.

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The editors hope that the eBook in the future have a massive use, yet the data show that for every ten readers appliances in Spain there is a single download.

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The Spaniards seem to choose the time for devices that offer more features and not by those who can only read e-book, contrary to what happens in the United States. It notes that in the US and sold more eBooks than paper books.

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The challenge for publishers is to offer more electronic books in the hands of readers. Although in 2010 the digitized titles were up 140 percent and there are 27,000 references, including specialized books little diffusion.

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The editors believe that ell traditional book will not disappear for many years and that both formats can coexist.

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Like all sectors, book it is affecting the economic crisis and in 2010 have disappeared about 70 publishers, bookstores and so many more than a hundred distributors.

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At parecerecer also happens that in 2010 the Library institutional purchases fell 43 percent and expect that this year a solution that allows the state money to the regions to acquire more books available.

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