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.|
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