The tail end of last year saw on a daily basis dozens of stories highlighting the growth of ebook sales. This seems to have died down now as ebooks become an accepted part of the landscape. As a newcomer to the world of ebook publishing these stories are both encouraging and motivating.
A recent article on Kobo's expansion plans on ebooknewser again is incredibly enlightening as to the state of this fledgling industry. We're living in a world of social spending cuts by governments and 3 years into the "economic crisis" (is it a crisis or the new reality?). However the growth of ebooks and companies such as Kobo proves that the money hasn't so much disappeared as moved elsewhere. Those of us fortunate enough to be in the world of eBooks would seemingly have a bright future! Definitely something to be be optimistic about!