France’s Arnaud Nourry and that ‘Stupid Product’ Description of Ebooks

While many in the industry have reacted to Arnaud Nourry's description of the ebook as 'exactly the same as print, except it’s electronic,' others might suggest that that's precisely what the consumer wants from digital reading. The post France’s Arnaud Nourry and that ‘Stupid Product’ Description of Ebooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nourry: 'the ebook is a stupid product'

Hachette Group c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry has expressed frustration with the ebook format, calling it a "stupid product" and forecasting its sales would continue to plateau because of a lack of innovation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Redundancies mark 'closing time' for PRH's ebook production team

Three roles in Penguin Random House's ebook production team have been made redundant as part of a strategic move by the company to integrate ebooks within its print production operations.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ebooks are not 'stupid' – they're a revolution

The head of publisher Hachette has claimed ebooks are a failure – but as an author and a reader, they’ve completely changed my lifeI was a relatively late convert to the e-reader, getting my Kindle five years ago when it became clear that reading 600-pages of A Suitable Boy while breastfeeding... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Ebooks are stupid', says head of one of world's biggest publishers

The chief executive of Hachette Livre, Arnaud Nourry, says the industry has had ‘one or two successes among a hundred failures’ and that ebooks have ‘no creativity’The head of one of the world’s largest book publishers has described the ebook as “a stupid product” that is unlikely to see further... Continue reading at The Guardian

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France ebooks drop predicted

E-book sales rose to 5% from 4% of French publishers’ turnover last year, but are expected to fall sharply as a share of the total by 2020, according to the third annual survey carried out by consultants KPMG.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trois éditeurs: Ebooks Are Alive and Rather Well in France

While some see France as the great holdout of Europe digital books and e-reading, some publishers say adoption is moving more quickly now. The post Trois éditeurs: Ebooks Are Alive and Rather Well in France appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-02-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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France's SNCF offers ebook subscription

French railway SNCF has launched an ebook library on its mainline trains, offering 100,000 titles to be downloaded by smartphone, tablet or computer and read offline when there is no internet connection.   Access to the full selection of books offered by SNCF e-LIVRE is free for 45 days and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Arnaud Nourry to be questioned at FBF

Hachette Livre c.e.o. and chairman Arnaud Nourry will be interviewed as part of Frankfurt Book Fair’s c.e.o. talk series. Nourry will be questioned by the editors of The Bookseller, Livres Hebdo, Bookdao, buchreport, PublishNews Brazil and Publishers Weekly. The discussion, moderated by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hachette Livre's Nourry discusses Amazon and ebooks

Arnaud Nourry, the chairman and chief executive of Hachette Livre discusses the terms impasse with Amazon and the future for print and 'e' Hachette Livre will move into its new purpose-built offices in Vanves (on the outskirts of Paris) on April 7. Even though the new building is very elegant,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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France, Germany, Italy, Poland Call for Lowering VAT on Ebooks

The Culture Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and Poland have joined together to campaign for the EC to charge the same VAT for ebook sales as print. The post France, Germany, Italy, Poland Call for Lowering VAT on Ebooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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France, Germany, Italy and Poland call for ebook VAT to be reduced

The French, German, Italian and Polish culture ministers today released a joint statement calling for the European Commission to propose immediately legislation to allow VAT on ebooks to be levied at the same reduced rate as print books.    Continue reading at The Bookseller

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France and Luxembourg ordered to restore ebook VAT

The European Court of Justice has ordered France and Luxembourg to restore their standard VAT rates on ebooks in a ruling announced today (5th March). The court upheld a decision previously made by European Commission, which ruled that the two countries cannot charge the same VAT rate on ebooks... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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France signs library ebook loan charter

French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin has signed a 12-point charter with 10 book organisations in France to promote the loan of ebooks in public libraries. The 10 represent local authorities, libraries, publishers, booksellers and authors and the 12 points include access to all titles... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Storyplayr: Kid’s Ebook Subscriptions for France

French digital entrepreneurs have launched Storyplayr, a children’s ebook library for 3-8-year-olds. The post Storyplayr: Kid’s Ebook Subscriptions for France appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Surveying Publisher Approaches to Ebook Production

ZOO Digital surveys digital publishing executives about their ebook workflows and the comparative advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing and internal production. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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EC to give France ultimatum on ebook VAT

The European Commission is to give France one month to raise the VAT rate applied to ebooks or... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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EC warns France and Luxembourg on ebook VAT

The European Commission has launched an "infringement procedure" against France and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Leap in trade publishers' ebook production

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:06 One in five publishers is now generating more than 10% of their revenues from ebooks, with Amazon slowly decreasing in importance even as the giant e-tailer's revenues from ebooks continue to grow. The numbers are revealed in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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France faces battle over ebook pricing law

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 05/05/2011 - 09:14 France is bracing for battle with the European Commission with its government on the verge of adopting a bill allowing publishers to fix prices for all ebooks sold in France. The bill, which was approved unanimously by an... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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