Ebooks around the world

It occurred to me this morning that one of the blogs I follow, Publishing Perspectives, have been reporting on the kind of global ebook news that I'm trying to cover on TDR. I can't write those stories myself, unfortunately; I lack the connectons to local sources. But I can at least link to them. Here's 3. BTW, I'd like to see more of these are the kind of stories. If you find one, please tip me.

The Forthcoming Argentinean E-book Market

The Argentinean publishing sector experienced an impressive boost in the aftermath of the country’s economic crash in 2001. However, at present the industry seems unable to adequately respond to the challenge posed by the digital era. The audacity that has always characterized the local entrepreneurs is pretty much alive, but has to be unleashed.

Hong Kong is Eager to Follow the Fashion of Mobile Reading

Although the book market is a small in Hong Kong, local publishers are actively joining the trend of digital publishing, and many of them show great interest in bringing out e-books for smart phone users. Ming-Pao Publication has been promoted its e-book list of 120 titles since December and it hopes to cooperate with Hong Kong mobile companies in the near future. And the leading ereader manufacturer Hanovn reached agreement with five Hong Kong publishers at the fair.

Shanghai is China’s Leading City for Digital Publishing

Ms. Jiao Yang, the head of Shanghai Bureau of Press and Publication, said the city has been building the nation’s first base for digital publishing with various investments both from the central and local government. In the past year, the complete output of press and publications in Shanghai reached to 84.5 billion Yuan (US$12.47 billion). Shanghai is responsible for 25% of the whole country’s digital publishing output.

About Nate Hoffelder (11472 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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