By Jon Jermey*
Unfortunately, the distribution stage is still the bottleneck in the ebook process. Where music has many DRM-free distributors and a successful iTunes model, with one distributor offering hundreds of thousands of items from different music publishers, ebook distribution is still piecemeal and poorly structured, with unnecessary difficulties in the way users look for particular books. Things are changing, however, and this article looks at current trends and innovations in ebook distribution.
The full article can be accessed here: “Ebook distribution 2010” (2010) 24 OLC 191.
* Jon Jermey, indexer, computer trainer and writer.