Thought it might be useful to see all of the big digital stories of 2011 as a timeline. It really has been an extraordinary year. My next blog will be your predictions for 2012. If you haven't let me know yet, then tweet me.
Ebook sales in US comprised 23.5% of all trade book sales in January.
Office of Fair trading opens investigation into e-book price fixing.
Apple locks down the Kindle app to remove in-app purchases.
B&N announces that they are selling twice as many ebooks as p-books at BN.com
First ever digital publishing awards take place in London. FutureBook winners
Apple launches the iPad2
Google Book settlement quashed by NY judge
Amazon has '80% online share', claims new survey
Quercus says digital sales could reach 10% in 2011.
Nielsen announces ebook sales are depressing print sales.
Amazon announces that they are selling more Kindle books than paperbacks and harbacks combined
Amazon appoints Larry Kirshbaum to run its publishing division
B&N aunnounced the Nook Touch Reader in US
Waterstone’s sold to Alexander Mamut and appoints James Daunt as MD
Random hits 2m e-book sales
JK Rowling’s Pottermore.com launches
Amazon buys The Book Depository
Penguin announces digital sales made up 14% of overall business
Google launches first ereader
B& N predicts £1.1bn sales from Nook business
Argos launches e-book offer
Digital more than 10% of Random House UK sales
Digital sales double at S&S, international "booming"
Waterstone’s MD James Daunt announces that they will launch an e-reader in 2012
Google ebookstore launches in Australia
Amazon launches a $199 Tablet Fire and 3 new Kindle models
Death of Steve Jobs
Kobo partners with French retailer Fnac
American Booksellers Association plans own e-reader
Agents warn of e-book "reckoning"
WHS partners with Kobo
WSJ launches ebook bestseller charts
British Library attacked for Amazon link
B&N launches Nook tablet in US
Google ebooks launches in Canada
Industry struggling with digital skills lag
Penguin US halts library e-lending
Asda to sell Kobo e-readers
FutureBook innovation award winners announced
S&S' Reidy: Digital could 'reshape international business'
Sales dip at B&N despite digital surge
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- A vision of a hybrid bookstore
- Riding the Rift
- We need to talk about start-ups
- Advocates of the book - stand up
- The e-book journey into China
- From story to book and back again
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Tweets from @thefuturebook
TheFutureBook MT @tomroper to @RichardMollet CILIP is not 'UK off-shoot' of EBLIDA. 'There is nothing wrong with wanting to provide patrons with e-books'
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TheFutureBook RT @sarahmedway: Do you think a lack of women in tech start-ups is leading to a lack of women in publishing's top tiers? Would love to hear…