How to Sell a Digital Book on AmazonSelling a digital book at Amazon
Although the library is a popular part of the book industry, the prospects of widely downloaded e-books annoy publishing houses because digital data is easy to share and use in the long term and because Amazon has proved to be a particularly tenacious negotiating partner in other areas of the bookstore.
Before Thanksgiving, Penguin announced that the sale of new ebook title is limited to library books and said: "Due to new concern about the safety of our digital publications, we feel it is necessary to postpone the release of our new digital title while addressing concern with our counterparts.
" Penguin says they have safety issues with mysterious book sales," said Carrie Russell, head of the Association's publicly accessible to information programme. There' s no proof that any breach of the law is linked to either publicly accessible or user access to your system. "The publisher's main goal is to sell more and more of the company's assets to Amazon, especially the recently started Kindle Owner's Lending-Libary.
"With the right credentials," Jeffrey Van Camp on the Digital Trends website said, "a single individual could technologically access their computer and borrow new book and don't afford to buy anything with relatively little effort. Obviously, the loan of libraries must have always been a major controversy for publishing houses, as people do not buy leased works, but this new feature makes it more comfortable, which can frighten Penguin and other publishing houses.
" When he went home, the article continued: "Amazon is known for being intrusive with new functions, usually to improve its user experience, but sometimes also to gain an advantage over the competitors. "A number of publishing houses have been complaining that their book has appeared in the Kindle Owner's Lending Library, even though they have decided not to join the programme.
Publiclishers Weekly has put forward a similar case, claiming that Penguin's move, as well as the attitude of the other big publishing houses, "is another indication that despite significant discussions between archivists and editors who come together to develop digital media resolutions, the excitement about digital media is actually rising. Only in 2011, two large publishing houses have cut back their policies on books in libraries;[and] Authors Guild is taking lawsuits against universities for their plans to digitise out-of-print and orphaned works for use in education institutions.
" Librarians, heartened by the dramatically increased e-book loans since the introduction of OverDrive's Kindle loan programme in September, are seeking to rebut the publishers' complain. AboveDrive managers say that e-book tills have trebled this year over 2010, with two million new digital borrower-seen.
Publishers Weekly said Ruth Liebmann, Random House's head of accounts at the beginning of the year, gave the best arguments for the role of Libra. "Bibliotheksbuch does not rival a sale," she said, "a librarian's book is a sales. "Bibliotheks are similar to freelance bookstores as a percent of sales, and they "never return books".
" Random House's aim is to have the kind of book in various sizes in bookshops that are available in stores, Liebmann said. This may turn out to be the long-term stance, but in the meantime, as the spokesperson said, the company's policies for selling e-books in the archive are being actively reviewed.
The Digital Trends sees the controversy as a tug-of-war between publishing houses and Amazon, in which the central library is trapped. "Or is this Amazon taking its might too far?