New developments in bookselling?

The Amazon report is the most significant over the long term. The rate of e-books to printed books has moved very quickly from one-to-one to three-to-one, using Amazon’s reports, with no end in sight as long as e-readers (including tablets) gain popularity. This does not mean the end of the bricks-and-mortar bookselling business, however, and Barnes & Noble is in a good position to consolidate its market share. Liberty Media’s investment in B&N is a bigger puzzle: Are they in it for the long run, simply looking for a short-term win, or intrigued by the e-delivery potential of the Nook?

 

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