eBook sales have declined in recent years, a surprising trend considering predictions at of a few years ago.
David Savastano, Editor11.24.15
In the past 10 years or so, book readers have seen the proliferation of eReading devices like the Kindle, Nook and tablets, while the sales of printed books were declining. It seemed like the printed book was heading the way of newspapers and music, where devoted loyalists would eventually give way to digital offerings.
This has actually not proved to be the case, which is somewhat surprising. A few months ago, I came across a terrific article in the New York Times on the surprising reversal of the trend of eBooks growing at the expense of printed books. Here is the link to the article written by Alexandra Alter:
Alter recalled the changes in the book market less than 10 years ago, citing the 1,260% growth of eBooks between 2008 and 2010. Bookstores suffered, with Borders declaring bankruptcy in 2011.
The Association of American Publ
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