Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Words Printed on Pages Still Sell Well

"Reports of the book industry's demise have been greatly exaggerated over the last 20 years."

check out this New York Times article.

4 comments:

raine said...

This is SUCH good news.
I LOVE books!
I love the feel of them, the smell of the fine, old volumes. I love the portability--like carrying another world around with you that you can whip out whenever the mood hits and lose yourself.

Did I mention that I love books? *ggg*

Saskia Walker said...

Hi Raine, it is good news :) We always seem to be hearing the opposite. Like you, I love the actual books as objects in themselves, as well as for what they contain. I can do a bit of ebook reading, but not all my reading can be done that way (too much screen time.) I love having all the options, but don't ever want to lose print.

Jordan Summers said...

I think like other industries, publishers love to give the worse case scenarios/scare tactics. I know the airline was famous for doing this, particularly when its workers wanted a raise in pay. *ggg*

Saskia Walker said...

You're probably right, Jordan! They should let the booksellers speak out more often, cheer us up ;-) I recall when Harlequin was doing all that reshuffling and shutting down lines, it seemed like really bad news, but Alison Kent kept pointing out they would be publishing the same number of books, just in new or different lines. Just about everyone else thought it was a disaster.