Thursday, June 23, 2016

As E-book Sales Decline, Digital Fatigue Grows - PW (Publishers' Weekly)

Panzer's trip in the Catosphere took him to the Publishers' Weekly site today. There our adventuresome kitty boy found a post about the state of ebook sales.

According to the post by Jim Milliot, two interesting surveys have recently been done about ebook sales. The Association of American Publishers research study says ebook sales by trade publishers was down 14 percent. in 2015. In a research study by  Codex Group it was found readers are tiring of their e-readers, tablets and smartphones and are returning to physical (dead tree) books. There are graphics and charts included in the post to demonstrate the survey results.
They're always ahead of everybody else.

Panzer says, "I told you yesterday there was a reason why Amazon was opening more bricks and mortar bookstores. They already knew readers were going back to dead tree books."

Note: This is a long post. You will need a cup of tea and two muffins for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to sales decline


  1. I don't really believe this. I think a lot of the reason eBook sales with the traditional publishers are in decline is because of their crazy pricing. Charging upwards of $12 for an eBook is insane and yet they seem to have learned nothing.

    1. I totally agree with you. I can't believe the prices either.