The emergence of electronic books publishing in Spain

Cordón-García, José-Antonio and Alonso-Arévalo, Julio and Martín-Rodero, Helena The emergence of electronic books publishing in Spain. Library Hi Tech, 2010, vol. 28, n. 3, pp. 454-469. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

After reference books and scientific journals, electronic books represent the next level of evolution in the digital revolution. Their presence in libraries and their level of knowledge on the part of users is still low. But the development of specific collections by the publishers, the development of increasingly refined online distribution systems and the improvements in portable reading devices (e-book readers) are causing a change in this situation, along with a turnaround on the production and consumption of such documents. In Spain, recent experiences by publishing houses are related to this new market, and they will change the current publishing scene in no time. This article discusses some of them and gives an outlook of future developments in the sector.

Spanish abstract

Después de libros y revistas científicas, libros electrónicos representan el siguiente nivel de evolución en la revolución digital. Su presencia en las bibliotecas y su nivel de conocimiento por parte de los usuarios sigue siendo bajo. Pero el desarrollo de colecciones específicas por parte de los editores, el desarrollo de sistemas de distribución en línea cada vez más aquilatados y mejoras en dispositivos portátiles de lectura (los lectores de e-book) están provocando un cambio en esta situación, que tiene su reflejo en el cambio en la producción y el consumo de tales documentos. En España, editoriales de reciente aparición están desarrollando experiencias relacionadas con este nuevo mercado que cambiará el panorama actual de publicación. En este artículo se describen algunas de ellas y se da una visión de futuro en el sector

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: e-books, electronic publishing, e-readers, market publishing, Spanish publishing, ebook devices, Libros electrónicos, Lectores de libros electrónicos, España, Comercio editorial
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HO. e-books.
Depositing user: Julio Alonso Arévalo
Date deposited: 28 Mar 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:18


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