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EContent: The State of eBooks 2015

The tremendous growth of eBook sales has leveled off in recent years, leaving publishers and retailers struggling to find the next frontier in eBooks. Last year Amazon and Hachette had a protracted public dispute over which party would set eBook pricing. With the resolution of the dispute last November, it appears Hachette has gained agency pricing (the ability to set eBook pricing on its titles. This is something other major publishers really wanted because they saw Amazon’s discounting as ultimately detrimental to their business and authors. In the quest for alternate revenue streams for publishers, some are turning to subscription eBooks. Read the full article from EContent here.

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