Thursday, March 31, 2011

Piracy is the problem? Really? | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Piracy is the problem? Really? | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics: "“Only 9%,” you say. “Nine percent is a lot!”

Perhaps. But remember, the publishing industry is perfectly happy with the print business model…which often sees 40-50% of its product unsold, returned or destroyed. That’s after the publisher has already incurred the costs of printing, shipping and warehousing those unsold books, too."