Thursday, May 12, 2011

Irish slow to adopt ebook revolution

The ebook road show is well advanced in the US where the market is valued at over $2 billion and rising exponentially. The UK is following at a snail's pace and Ireland is not at the races. Why is this?

Maybe it's because we are a conservative nation and slow to adopt new ideas? No! Look at how we transitioned to smartphones and other technology advances. The answer seems to be that we lag the UK trends in most areas and ebooks are no exception.

The reluctance of our media to engage on the ebook growth sensation is rather worrying. What is the agenda? Is it mere ignorance of the zeitgeist or is it a rearguard defense to protect paper publishing?

The evidence is there for all to see. There are no ebook reviews? There are no interviews with independent epublishers (authors to you and me). There is a gap in the communications model.

This blog is here to rectify matters.

Feel free to submit news of Irish epublishing developments or emerging trends. For my part I will keep posting on all developments whether at home or abroad. Stay tuned.

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