Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Publications (9 of 9) Show all publications
Wallin, B., Tattersall Wallin, E. & Gunnarsson Lorenzen, D. (2019). Bokläsning och den svenska bokmarknaden. In: Ulrika Andersson, Björn Rönnerstrand, Patrik Öhberg & Annika Bergström (Ed.), Storm och stiltje: . Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bokläsning och den svenska bokmarknaden
2019 (Swedish)In: Storm och stiltje / [ed] Ulrika Andersson, Björn Rönnerstrand, Patrik Öhberg & Annika Bergström, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutet , 2019Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Det här kapitlet behandlar frågor som på olika sätt rör böcker, bokläsning och distri-bution av e-litteratur på den svenska bokmarknaden. Exempelvis analyseras hur stor andel av svenska folket som läser böcker, i vilka format de läser, och hur ofta de läser. Olika samhällsgruppers läsvanor analyseras, liksom hur läsningen har förändrats över tid. Några av de resultat som framkommer är att läsning av e-böcker fortsätter öka. Andelen som läser e-fackböcker har ökat från 13 till 16 procent mellan 2017 och 2018 samtidigt som andelen läsare av e-skönlitteratur har ökat från 16 till 18 procent. Lyssning av ljudböcker har ökat för facklitteratur från 9 till 14 procent medan lyss-ning av skönlitteratur har ökat från 26 till 29 procent. Statistik från bokbranschen tyder på att allt fler använder sig av prenumerationstjänster för sin konsumtion av digitala böcker, vilket är en fråga som kommer att diskuteras i kapitlet tillsammans med tillgången till digitala böcker via folkbibliotek och bokhandel.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutet, 2019
Keywords
Digital läsning, bokläsning, e-böcker, ljudböcker, tryckta böcker, den svenska bokmarknaden, folkbibliotek
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21275 (URN)
Available from: 2019-06-27 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2019-07-29Bibliographically approved
Wallin, B. (2018). Selling and lending e-books: Changes in the Swedish literary field. (Doctoral dissertation). Borås: Högskolan i Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Selling and lending e-books: Changes in the Swedish literary field
2018 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This study explores the actors distributing e-books in the Swedish book market. The focus was on public libraries and booksellers, which included aggregators, subscription services, online booksellers and physical bookshops. Field theory (Bourdieu, 1996) was used in order to investigate the positions, dispositions and capitals (social, cultural, economic and symbolic) of the actors in the literary field. Innovation theory (Winston, 1998) was used to identify the suppression of radical potential and supervening social necessity of the e-book on the Swedish book market. Different strategies utilised by the actors in the changing digital market were explored using the concepts of planned and emergent strategies (Mintzberg, 2003). A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods was used for the data collection. Surveys were used in order to reach a large portion of the respondents and semi-structured interviews were added to reach additional respondents and get further in-depth responses.

Key findings revealed that the e-book distributors in the Swedish book market maintain their positions by adapting to the changing digital market. There are two main strategies found in regard to e-book use: the first in which the use of e-books is encouraged in order to maintain relevance for customers and library users; the second in which physical bookshops and some public libraries are passive and do not encourage the use of e-books when it comes to their customers and library users. The risk of disintermediation was considered to be low and was really only the concern of one aggregator who was the mediator of e-books between publishers and public libraries and booksellers.

The tensions found mainly concerned the availability of e-book titles and conditions of selling, licensing, lending and use of e-book titles as dictated by the most powerful actors in the field. There were ideological tensions which emerged with e-book lending which were not present with print book lending (at least not from the beginning of the 20th century). Booksellers considered that e-book lending was unfair competition as the principle of one book and one loan was no longer valid given that e-books can be lent out to several library users simultaneously. Public libraries were worried about the better usability and technological advantages offered by commercial e-book providers as they offered more attractive options to their users. The findings illustrate that there were social necessities pushing and radical potential suppressing e-books on the Swedish book market, which were sometimes created by the same actors.

The study contributes to research that explores how actors in small language markets, like the Swedish book market, can deal with the changes brought on by the digital production and distribution of books.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Högskolan i Borås, 2018
Series
Skrifter från Valfrid, ISSN 1103-6990
Keywords
E‐books, Swedish book market, e‐book lending, Public libraries, e‐book selling, booksellers, subscription services, aggregators, bookshops, online booksellers
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15273 (URN)978-91-983398-2-6 (ISBN)978-91-983398-3-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2019-02-22, C203, Allégatan 1, Borås, 13:00 (English)
Opponent
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2018-11-05 Last updated: 2019-01-25Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A., Höglund, L., Maceviciute, E., Nilsson, S. K., Wallin, B. & Wilson, T. (2017). Books on Screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market. Göteborg: Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Books on Screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market
Show others...
2017 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The music and film industries have long come to terms with the digital, and now the traditional printed book is challenged by digital formats. The e-book has become established in most countries, but is still a small part of the book industry. In this book a group of researchers follow the actors involved in the Swedish e-book market, from authors and publishers to libraries, booksellers and readers during 2012-2016. Using surveys, interviews and other sources the main actors were researched and it is shown how they act and react towards the e-book and towards each other. While the main focus in on Sweden as a small language country, several international comparisons are made. 

Are printed books disappearing soon? How are reading habits changing when the book becomes digital? Which forces are driving radical change and which are holding it back? The book discusses these and related questions and shows that after a period of rapid increase in the production and use of e-books, several factors slow down the rate of adoption, but digitisation of the book is an ongoing process and the current e-book is not the end of the story.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2017. p. 237
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13016 (URN)978-91-87957-69-7 (ISBN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Bergström, A., Höglund, L., Maceviciute, E., Nilsson, S. K., Wallin, B. & Wilson, T. (2017). Conclusion. In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market (pp. 209-218). Gothenburg: Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conclusion
Show others...
2017 (English)In: Books on screens: Players in the Swedish e-book market, Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017, p. 209-218Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2017
National Category
Other Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies Other Humanities
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13022 (URN)
Projects
The case of the e-book in a "small language" culture: Media, technology and effects in the digital society.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5740
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E., Wallin, B. & Nilsson, S. K. (2015). Book selling and e-books in Sweden. Paper presented at 2nd Publishing trends and contexts, Pula, Croatia, 8-9 Dec, 2014. Libellarium: journal for the research of writing, books, and cultural heritage institutions, 8(1), 15-29
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book selling and e-books in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Libellarium: journal for the research of writing, books, and cultural heritage institutions, ISSN 1846-9213, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 15-29Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper addresses the issue of the understanding of the book-selling situation as Swedish booksellers see it. It pursues the answers to the following questions:1. What are the perceptions of Swedish booksellers of the impact of e-books on their business?2. What drivers are important for Swedish booksellers for adopting and developing e-book sales through their own sales channels?3. What do they perceive as barriers to e-book selling through their own channels?The authors have employed the analysis of the secondary statistical data and a survey of Swedish booksellers to answer their questions. The results of the investigation have shown that the Swedish booksellers do not feel their bookshops, or business in general, are threatened by e-books. The opinions on e-books do not differ between the few selling e-books and others who do not offer this product. The reasons for selling e-books are well-functioning routines and personal interest in the product. The reasons for not selling the books are the lack of demand and technical resources as well as contractual agreements with e-book publishers or vendors. So, technical resources for e-book sales, routines, and contracts with publishers are the main premises for this activity.The biggest barriers to e-book sales are: a) the price as one can see not only in the answers of the booksellers, but also in the drop of sales obviously related to the rise of prices during 2014; b) lack of demand from customers who do not enquire about e-books in bookshops. This leads to the belief that e-books will be sold mostly online either directly from publishers and authors or through online booksellers. However, an equal number of booksellers believe that physical bookshops will be selling printed books and e-books in the future. The future of e-books seems to be quite secure and non-threatening to printed books from the point of view of booksellers. The growth of e-book sales is quite slow and the respondents believe that it will increase at a moderate rate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Zadar, Department of Information Science, and University of Osijek, Department of Information Science: , 2015
Keywords
e-books; bookselling; bookshops; survey; Sweden
National Category
Humanities Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-613 (URN)
Conference
2nd Publishing trends and contexts, Pula, Croatia, 8-9 Dec, 2014
Projects
E-bokens framväxt i ett litet språkområde: Media, teknologi och effekter i det digitala samhället.*
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-08-11 Created: 2015-08-11 Last updated: 2016-11-15Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. & Wallin, B. (2015). E-book distribution in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at The International Book Science Conference 2015: The minority book - Historical experiences and modern expressions in the global world,24-25 September, 2015, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. Vilnius
Open this publication in new window or tab >>E-book distribution in Sweden
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vilnius: , 2015
Keywords
e-books, bookselling, libraries
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8503 (URN)
Conference
The International Book Science Conference 2015: The minority book - Historical experiences and modern expressions in the global world,24-25 September, 2015, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Projects
E-books in small language culture
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-01-13 Created: 2016-01-13 Last updated: 2017-05-02Bibliographically approved
Wallin, B. & Maceviciute, E. (2014). Main actors in provision of fiction e-books in a small language market: a Swedish case. Paper presented at ELPUB2014. Let's put data to use: digital scholarship for the next generation, 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 19-20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece.. Paper presented at ELPUB2014. Let's put data to use: digital scholarship for the next generation, 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 19-20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece.. IOS Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Main actors in provision of fiction e-books in a small language market: a Swedish case
2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

One of the consequences of the “small language” phenomenon is that the Swedish book industry is prey to the negative effects of globalization, since books have an international market and a Swedish multilingual citizen can buy e-books from international online booksellers. Publications in the local language are potentially in competition with books in English, and a local publisher or bookseller is competing with international publishers and Amazon.com

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2014
Keywords
digital books, publishing, Library and Information Science
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7283 (URN)2320/14494 (Local ID)9781614994084 (ISBN)2320/14494 (Archive number)2320/14494 (OAI)
Conference
ELPUB2014. Let's put data to use: digital scholarship for the next generation, 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 19-20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Note

Sponsorship:

Vetenskapsrådet

Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2016-11-15
Wallin, B. & Maceviciute, E. (2014). Main actors in provision of fiction e-books in a small language market: A Swedish case. Information Services and Use, 34(3), 321-324
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Main actors in provision of fiction e-books in a small language market: A Swedish case
2014 (English)In: Information Services and Use, ISSN 0167-5265, E-ISSN 1875-8789, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 321-324Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One of the consequences of the "small language" phenomenon is that the Swedish book industry is prey to the negative effects of globalization, since books have an international market and a Swedish multilingual citizen can buy e-books from international online booksellers. Publications in the local language are potentially in competition with books in English, and a local publisher or bookseller is competing with international publishers and Amazon.com

Keywords
E-books, small language market
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11135 (URN)10.3233/ISU-140754 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-11-15 Created: 2016-11-15 Last updated: 2018-05-08Bibliographically approved
Maceviciute, E. & Wallin, B. (2014). Swedish booksellers attitudes on e-books. In: : . Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Book Publishing and Contexts. Digital authors and electronic books. 8-9 December, Pula, Croatia.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish booksellers attitudes on e-books
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Keywords
e-books, book selling, Library and Information Science
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7284 (URN)2320/14495 (Local ID)2320/14495 (Archive number)2320/14495 (OAI)
Conference
2nd International Conference on Book Publishing and Contexts. Digital authors and electronic books. 8-9 December, Pula, Croatia
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Sponsorship:

Ministry of Culture of Croatia, Vetenskapsrådet

Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2016-11-18Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6364-4271

Search in DiVA

Show all publications