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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

A Cautionary Tale

"It doesn't matter what writers, publishers, readers, and bookstores say they want.It matters what they're doing.Right now, readers are voting with their wallets. They're making the ebook market grow at an incredible rate; up 6% in just 12 months. That's over a 200% sales increase in ebooks." CHECK OUT THE FULL POST AT A NEWBIE'S GUIDE TO PUBLISHING -  Joe Konrath makes some pretty good points

1 comment:

Chap O'Keefe said...

I acknowledge the ebook trend, and the threat to writers and publishers in planned library book cuts. I'm rearranging what I write and for whom accordingly. But I'm still buying "real" books online: in the past week $US39.91 spent at Powell's and £13.69 at the Book Depository. On my income this has to be regarded as luxury spending. I should go without the books, but like many I fear the day when I might have to because there'll be no more books available that I'll want to buy.