Thursday, January 7, 2016

What Does 2016 Hold for Digital Publishing? - PW

Panzer made a trip into the Catosphere today. Our intrepid kitty traveler doesn't mind spending his time there where he won't become snowbound. He stopped in at the Publishers' Weekly site. Digging around he found a post by Andrew Richard Albanese about what's in the future for ebooks in 2016.

According to Mr. Albanese and the people he quotes in the post, 2016 will be an interesting year. To begin with ebook sales were down 11.1 percent from August 2014 to August 2015 and dead tree (print) book sales were up 2.5 percent. However, the interviewees for the post say there's no need to worry. The market is simply in a state of finding a stabilization point. When new e-reading devices come on the market, owners fill them with ebooks. Since there are currently no new e-reading devices in the pipeline, the market is bound to slow down. Also, the all you can read for one payment subscription services caused the market to slow down too. Many more points and much more information is covered in the post.
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Panzer says, "Hmmm ... So ebook sales are going to remain flat or decline even more in 2016? So ... Maybe it's not a good time to write another ebook? No ... Readers will always look for their favorite author's books."

Note: This is a h-u-g-e post. Bring a thermos of milk, your lunch, and a muffin for dessert.

To read the post, tootle over to 2016 digital

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