the ebookrevolution in your language will only start when Amazon arrives
look at what Amazon did in Japan and how it changed the ebookparadigma
"The Japan Kindle store, which opened last October, offers more than 140,000 Japanese-language titles. It added 7,000 more titles in just the last 30 days. Kodansha now has 10,617 e-book titles available on the Kindle marketplace.
The Kobo store advertises more than 130,000 e-books, but its limited search capabilities make browsing that inventory difficult. The Sony marketplace offers more than 108,000 Japanese-language titles.
Before the Kindle’s arrival, both Kobo and Sony’s marketplaces each offered fewer than 80,000 e-book titles. Without a popular marketplace, Rakuten and Sony failed to convince the top two Japanese publishers, Kodansha and Shogakukan, of the profit-generating potential in e-books. Digitalization of their titles proceeded slowly.
Amazon, however, had experience in the United States selling e-books and brought that experience to Japan. That made all the difference for fence-sitting publishers experiencing dwindling profits.
Sales of books and magazines in Japan declined 3.6 percent in 2012, according to the Research Institute for Publications, the eighth consecutive year of declining sales. E-book and e-magazine sales, however, increased by an estimated 18 percent, and the growth potential for e-publishing in Japan is expected to increase following proposed copyright law reforms announced last month by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. The changes, aimed at combating piracy and developing the e-book industry in Japan, are on the agenda for next year’s Parliament session.
so the publishers in other languages can only keep Amazon away by closing down their market by a fair price, a big offer and a easy website to use