'We Read Best on Paper' Cultural Resistance Hobbles German E-Book Market

Compared to the booming e-book market in the US, Germany's digital book sales are dismal. A set of cultural and economic factors mean that even in a country known for its bibliophilia, the technology will take a long time to catch on.
Von Aaron Wiener
Barnes & Noble hopes to bring its Nook e-reader to the tough German market.

Barnes & Noble hopes to bring its Nook e-reader to the tough German market.

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