Friday, June 1, 2007

News: Future Book Sales Look Flat

The AP is reporting that book sales will remain steady. Since I feared that sales were in a permanent, precipitous decline, this is reassuring news to me. Of course, independent book stores are still struggling to stay open and publishers' marketing budgets are still lavished on proven bestselling authors. But at least people (and libraries) aren't abandoning books altogether. - Lori
Future Book Sales Look Flat, Group Says

For the foreseeable future, book sales are looking flat.

According to the latest report from the Book Industry Study Group, released Friday, dollar sales and the number of books sold will increase by small levels through 2011, rising by 3 percent or less each year. Link to full article.

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