We were at the MEM conference in London yesterday, and enjoyed the presentation by Random House Digital’s director Fionnuala Duggan, talking about how the book publishing industry is adapting to digital changes. She suggested that e-books may account for 7-10% of US trade book sales this year, and talked about the potential importance of Google’s upcoming cloud-based Google Editions service (another cloud content service from Google – see News section of this Bulletin). It seems the Comes With Music-style all-you-can-eat model is coming to e-books too – Random House is in talks with several subscription services. And piracy? Duggan says books have a different demographic. “We’re not talking about the 22 year-old guy who spends all his time in his attic trying to crack DRM.” Source: Mobile Entertainment

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