Amish Tripathi, the author of the Shiva Trilogy, feels that as far as digital books are concerned, India is behind the curve: "We're ahead of the curve in Banking and mobile, but we're behind the curve in Digital Books. It would be wise to see how it is playing out in the US. In the US, e-books are 25% of the market, and in Western Europe it is 10%. Close to 40-50% of working capital cost has crashed, and royalty percentages have gone up, prices for consumers have come down" "Ebooks are manna from heaven in the publishing trade," he added saying that because ebooks are being released simultaneously with hardbacks, customers do not have to wait for paperbacks. "In the US, the way I see it, there is only one problem - there is one party which controls 75% of…
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