Monday, March 21, 2011

Tech Trends

1. The book market is changing (more "creative destruction"), as ebook sales are growing exponentially and traditional book sales are in decline: 

"The Association of American Publishers recently released figures for the past year ending in January 2011, and the results are startling: eBooks have taken off in a large way, with sales of eBooks from various book stores doubling year-over-year from January 2010; close to 115%. The report also cast gloom over sales of traditional paper books, which declined approximately 30% over the same period. Hardcover sales were the biggest loss, dropping over 11% from January 2010 to January 2011."


2 Comments:

At 3/21/2011 5:39 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

Pulp fiction fades to pixel fiction.

Will the Bible be available for free download in your hotel room?

It's not a "page turner" anymore but a "page scroller" instead.

She used to be bookish but now she is Nookish (Barnes & Noble e-reader).

Thank you very much; I'll be here all week or until the battery runs...

 
At 4/06/2011 11:31 AM, Blogger Toni said...

Interesting data points that supports the obvious. Why can't publisher's figure this out?

 

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