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9/18/2010-- Taiwan Today has an excellent overview article about the state of ebooks in Taiwan. While Taiwan is the world’s major producer of ebook hardware, the actual books have a way to go:

However, statistics from the Industrial Development Bureau under the MOEA reveal that there are only some 20,000 electronic books and magazines available in traditional Chinese characters in Taiwan, most of which are in PDF format and are not copyrighted. This is far less than the number of texts available through Amazon, for example, which is reported to carry some 660,000 titles and more than 100 newspapers and magazines for its Kindle reader.

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