Friday, April 15, 2016

Chill. It's Not Books vs. Amazon. You Can Have Both!

Panzer has been very busy yesterday and today. Our well-liked kitty had visitors from out of town and was playing the friendly host. So today's trip into the Catosphere was short. Our speedy kitty boy stopped in at the Wired site. His digging around there unearthed a post about Amazon and bookstores.

According to the post by Davey Alba, there's no reason to worry about Amazon and ebooks causing mayhem for bookstores. In the post Alba quotes industry experts who say ebook sales were reportedly down 10.5 percent in the first five months of 2015, while bookstore sales were up 2.5 percent. So the prediction of the demise of paper books and bookstores appears to have been greatly exaggerated.

It's been two busy days. I need a nap.
So what is Amazon doing about all this decrease in ebook sales? Amazon is concentrating more on their own paper book publishing imprints and opening their own bookstores, that's what. As Panzer already told you, Amazon has opened a store in Seattle, Washington, and will be opening another in California.

Panzer says, "If Amazon is opening their own retail bookstores, it sounds like nobody has to worry about the disappearing bookstores."

Note: this is a l-o-n-g post. Bring a large cup of tea and two muffins for today's reading session.

To read the post, tootle over to books

To read Panzer's earlier post about Amazon's California store, tootle over to Amazon retail store

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