Amazon thinks it could quickly dominate Brazilâ€™s e-book market with the Kindle, boosting sales of electronic books to 15 per cent of the publishing market in the first year of operations from 0.5 per cent currently, the industry source said.
Amazon hopes to grab 90 per cent of Brazilâ€™s e-book market, the source added, in part because many Brazilians already download content from its site using readers they bought abroad.
Brazilians account for 1 per cent of the global traffic to Amazonâ€™s websites, according to the companyâ€™s information firm Alexa.
That compares to 2.3 per cent in Britain or 1.3 in Germany, where Amazon already has operations.
To gain market share quickly in Brazil, Amazon will likely sell its most basic Kindle model at a subsidized price of under 500 reais ($239 U.S.), three times more expensive than in the U.S. but still bellow rival products, the source said.
That strategy – prioritizing market share over profit – is one that Amazon has used elsewhere, prompting critics to question the companyâ€™s ability to make money in the long run.
Amazon has already signed contracts with around 30 Brazilian publishers and is rushing to build a portfolio of some 10,000 electronic books ahead of the end-year shopping season, the source familiar with the companyâ€™s plan said.
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One Big Six executive told me that ebook sales in their shop had reached the mid-30s as a percentage of units sold. That broke down to about 50% of fiction units and 25% of non-fiction.
Nonetheless, that same executive noted a real slowdown in the rate of ebook growth. This is to be expected as the base of sales grows, of course, but it slowed down faster than this house expected. They had seen a 120% increase in ebook units in 2010 and figured theyâ€™d see an 80% growth in 2011; it came in at 60%. In short, the rate of increase was cut in half.
These numbers gave this particular executive reason to believe that print demand was begining to stabilize and that it was reasonable to assume that 50% print units might persist into the future, with commensurate new stability for brick-and-mortar stores. I have since been told that a leading executive at another of the Big Six houses shares the same expectation, or hope. Perhaps they all do.
On the other handâ€¦
Another publisher, substantial but not Big Six, has seen much more explosive growth continuing in ebooks and, for that publisher, unit sales for fiction have already gone to well beyond 50% digital.
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