More than 1,000 attendees from all facets of the Publishing industry gathered in New York in January for the 2012 Digital Book World Conference. Not surprisingly, the topic of eBooks and their impact on the industry was a focal point of the three day event.
Many of the presentations, the survey data, sales data, and hallway discussions support the comments we saw in Kathy Council’s recent blog post, Are you reading eBooks? The answer is yes!
An emerging topic at this year’s conference was the issue of global distribution of eBook content. The good news for SAS users around the globe is that eBook retailers and distributors recognize the importance of global content distribution and are doing something about it…
Amazon has storefronts in the United States, Canada, China, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom. They recently announced a partnership with Junglee to serve the market in India (this program is in Beta but SAS books are there now).
Apple iBookstore can be accessed from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Norway, Switzerland, and most of continental Europe.
Google eBooks are available in the US, Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.
I did not run into anyone from Barnes & Noble at DBW. And although we recently began offering SAS books on the Nook, they are available only in the US.
By far the biggest international splash was made by Kobo. Their VP of Content, Sales and Merchandising, Michael Tamblyn explained how they plan to launch in 12 new countries a year.
SAS Publishing is committed to support your growing appetite for eBook content. To keep tabs on our growing library of SAS books available across multiple vendors, be sure to bookmark our eBook Partners resource page.