Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

E-readers tipped for growth in 2010

8th January 2010

E-readers such as the Sony Touch and the BeBook Mini will become increasingly popular over the coming year, publishing experts have predicted.

A Bookseller poll of figures in the retail, library and digital sectors of the industry found that e-readers are one area in which growth is expected to be visible as the technology becomes more accepted by publishers and customers.

Peter Field, Penguin UK chief executive, claimed that the rise of digital formats will have a 'substantial' effect on the publishing industry and predicted e-books will start to replace physical books.

Victoria Barnsley, chief executive and publisher at HarperCollins UK, believes half of books will be read in an electronic format by 2020, which will allow consumers to benefit from greater variety.

Hachette UK head of digital George Walkley also pointed out that there has already been 'very interesting experimentation' in new formats, but said publishing in e-readers will be much more important during 2010, especially where popular authors are concerned.

Last year, IT industry analyst Gartner claimed that e-readers will enter the mainstream in the coming 12 months.

Latest Blog
Sara Paretsky Recalls a Childhood as the 'Town Giraffe' in Lawrence, Kansas
20/04/2017

As her new V I Warshawski novel, Fallout, is published, Sara Paretsky recalls her childhood in Lawrence, Kansas and how the town has provided the inspiration and setting for several of her novels, including Fallout.

Angie Thomas Introduces The Hate You Give
18/04/2017

Angie Thomas introduces her debut, a powerful YA novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Read an Extract from The Beautiful Bureaucrat
13/04/2017

Read an Extract from The Beautiful Bureaucrat

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd