<p>The books and publishing sector passed through lots of transformations within the last years with eBooks gaining prominence. From the time, digitization evoked in every sphere of life with mobile apps in the lead role, books and publications businesses too made a breakthrough with the same. Known as "Digital versions of the printed books", eBooks circulate on the web as PDF files. They can be read on a variety of smart devices, eReaders like Amazon's Kindle that promise a hassle-free comfortable reading experience. On one other hand, apps is there as basic tools to help reading eBooks in smartphones, tablets for individuals who don't own an eReader.</p>
<p>Without doubt, the eBook industry is in its infancy stage and far away from influencing its massive quantity of publishers. However, till date, it's only proved to widen the marketplace scopes for the publishing houses exceptionally. Read on the next section about some notable trends that are presently observed in the eBooks industry.</p>
<p>#1 More publications than readers</p>
<p>Here publications don't mean print copies but digital copies. Often, books walk out stock in the bricks-and-mortar stores, for new or popular releases, disheartening the bookworms. That's an impossible case for eBooks which at no time can walk out print. Further, it's cheaper and convenient to enter the eBooks arena, unlike print media. Thus, eBooks revolution resulted in a exponential rise in publications while readership rose gradually.</p>
<p>#2 Subscriptions models churning more profits</p>
<p>Readers or especially the bookworms will have the will to fund good reads, because that's what they are passionate about. This is exactly why the comeback of subscriptions models in the digital genre favoured the publishers a lot. The success of subscription-based reads like Kinfolk indicated that digital prints are gaining momentum in the revenue models and readers are going for it.</p>
<p>#3 Minimalistic approach to style</p>
<p>Neutral colours, spacious content layout, higher contrast, and authentic <a href=""><strong>photography</strong></a> are the few main design elements that help an eBook app be noticeable in the publishing industry. These are essential as they supply an alike connection with a printed book to the readers, but at free or low costs.</p>
<p>#4 Self-publishing will are more prominent</p>
<p>In the earlier context, obtaining a story or information published meant associating with a hardcore publishing agency. However, the occurrence of eBooks empowered storytellers and journalists for self-publishing. Most eReading apps offer a direct publish option to get their work to the world in 1-2 days.</p>
<p>#5 Books reviews and discussions</p>
<p>The authors not only need a steady reader base but also should make efforts to obtain more readers. Thus, apps are receiving the corresponding segment for letting reader post informative reviews, participate in thought-provoking discussions on a particular read, share their reviews on social media. Each one of these help authors to spark up their presence in the mobile and web world.</p>
<p>Without doubt, apps and smart devices are transforming the business models of publishing houses to a completely digital environment. However, competition is on the rise in this sector too. Publishers and self-publishers should not only restrict the mobile engagement to reading but also engage readers in other items like reviews, social sharing, discussions, etc.</p>
<p>Rob Stephen is among seasoned app developers in Australia at GetAProgrammer, an esteemed mobile app development company and has worked on a variety of challenging app projects. He loves to pen down his experiences and knowledge of apps, trends. To learn more of his writings follow the LinkedIn page.</p>