E-Books: A Tale of Digital Disruption

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Gilbert, RJ;
(2015)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Journal: Journal of Economic Perspectives,volume 29,issue 3 Summer,pages165-84
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1257/jep.29.3.165
  • Subject:
    • jel: jel:L82 | jel:L81 | jel:L11 | jel:L13 | jel:L12
    acm: ComputerApplications_GENERAL

E-book sales surged after Amazon introduced the Kindle e-reader at the end of 2007 and accounted for about one quarter of all trade book sales by the end of 2013. Amazon's aggressive (low) pricing of e-books led to allegations that e-books were bankrupting brick and mor... View more
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