E-Books: Development and Policy Considerations

E-Books: Development and Policy Considerations – OECD Digital Economy Papers, No 208, 29 October 2012.

OECD report aiming to introduce some key characteristics, and related policy issues,
emerging from the recent growth of the e-books market across the OECD economies. The report provides background on e-book markets and examines various policy issues related to e-books. These include differing tax rates in countries between physical books and e-books, consumer lock-in to specific platforms, limitations on how users can read and share their purchased content, and a lack of transparency about how data on their reading habits is being used.

Ebooks in libraries and e-lending are also specifically addressed.