Saturday, August 22, 2009
Growing competition in Taiwan’s e-book market
According to an article from PC World, there is growing interest and competition in Taiwan’s e-book market. Taiwan’s largest telecommunications service provider, Chunghwa Telecom, has teamed up with several partners to build an e-book business for Chinese language materials. Some of the partners include: Microsoft, Taiwanese magazines, news groups, publishers, and smartphone producer High Tech Computer. Chunghwa Telecom plans to work with the partners to launch an online e-book store and develop e-reading software for smartphones and e-readers. Far EasTone Telecommunications, a competitor to Chunghwa Telecom, has also announced a partnership with Eslite Books, Taiwan’s largest book store.