Soybits map of 2008/9 publishing trends

Mapa08_550x.gif Thanks to Alberto Cano of Soybits for telling me about this. They are a Spanish blog concentrating on publishing trends.

You don’t need to know Spanish, however, to be impressed by the beautiful graphic job they have done with their map. I suggest you go over to their site and see it full size. You can find TeleRead on the red “conversational” line at the middle of the page. Whoever designed this should be put up for some sort of award!

8 Comments on Soybits map of 2008/9 publishing trends

  1. Thanks a lot for your comments and your post! We have included a larger picture for wallpapers just now :)

  2. WTF? FAIL! They have Amazon/K leading to ePub? Someone was drunk when doing that. It should have the Sony Reader going directly to ePub, dammit.

  3. Alan Wallcraft // January 15, 2009 at 11:42 am //

    Mike: My reading of the black line is that the Kindle and ePub are as far away from each other as possible.

  4. Hi Mike, Amazon and Kindle are connected from different lines (Amazon on ebook stores and business line, Kindle on ebook readers and format lines).

    Kindle, as special Mobipocket format, is on format line, as ePub is, but “as far away from each other” as Wallcraft says. Thanks for your comments.

  5. This is fun (and I’m not just saying that because I’m on it ). Lines connect, diverge, realign — just like we do in real life.

  6. Hahaha this looks like a rip off of the Suburban Train Transit Map.

  7. Kassia: Howdy, chart neighbor! David

  8. No, I don’t buy those explanations. Sony Reader doesn’t even CONNECT (no pun intended!) to ePub!

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