The French reading public hasn't become enamored of e-books to the degree U.S. readers have. In fact, from 2003 to 2011 print book sales in France increased by 6.5%. The reason? The French government subsidizes book stores there. This says a lot about both the value France puts on tradition and about their ongoing love affair with print books. See more on this here.
And metadata is the new panacea for book discovery. You're a published author and want your book found in the digital world? Besides the core metadata of ISBN, formats, price, and publication date, you should be insisting on having these included as well:
- page counts
- related editions
- jacket blurbs
- media mentions
Just thought you'd like to know.
(Note: this information comes via bookhitch)
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