Tuesday, September 27, 2016

eBooks Die While Used Print Book Sales Live On (It Didn't Have to be That Way) - The Digital Reader

Wow! Sales are down 21.8%?
Panzer was tootling around in the Catosphere when he heard wailing and crying. Following all the noise took our brave kitty pilot to The Digital Reader site.  A little digging and he found a post about the decline in ebook sales.

In the post The Digital Reader site editor Nate Hoffelder quotes from a post by Bob Lefsetz that ebook sales are down 21.8 percent. However, a close reading seems to show the post is about sales that are of ebooks converted from older traditionally published books included in that sales decline. According to the post, the publishers have these ebooks priced at almost as much as the original dead tree books. These high ebook prices are sending readers to used bookstores for used dead tree copies of the ebooks. The post includes a link to the original post the opening quotes come from.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... Does Kindle Unlimited's all you can read 'sales' count in that decline or are they ignored as 'sales'? Inquiring cats want to know."

Note: This is a short-medium post. Bring a cup of tea and half a muffin for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to ebooks

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