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2019-03-21

Great engagement or active disinterest

The reading of e-books has steadily been increasing, but the interests of their distributors differ. Where public libraries often work actively with e-books and new technology, the interest of bookstores is low or non-existent. This has been shown in new research from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science at the University of...

E-books today have about five percent of the book market. Audio books are more popular and are increasing their market share faster, but there are far more e-books than audio books on the market. In her dissertation "Selling and landing e-books: Changes in the Swedish literary field," Birgitta Wallin, Senior Lecturer in library and information science, has examined the views of the distributors.