Culture is future » Financing and economic models

01.09.2013

Open Model and Digital Books, the MO3T Hypothesis

Let’s mark July 18th, 2012 with a red letter. This was the day Google adapted Google Play to the selling of digital books. From then on, nothing can stop the three giants of the market, Amazon, Google and Apple (aka AGA) from capturing most of the value of the digital book market in France, after having succeeded in taking over  the American one and excluding de facto the traditional book chains. Which problems does this monopolistic-ish situation raise, for the physical as well as the digital market?

 

A contribution of the Ecole Polytechnique, by Hugo Zylberberg and Florent Facq