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This just in from the publishing news blog GalleyCat:
“According to Association of American Publishers (AAP) sales figures for the first half of 2011, adult paperback is the most popular trade category. However, paperback sales dipped nearly 18 percent and hardcover sales fell 23 percent compared to the same period previous year.”
But wait! There’s good news too!
While sales of print books may be shrinking, e-book sales are on the rise! We’re talking 160% since last year!
Is it possible the digital books might just be what saves the book industry? Authors, if you’re not already on the digital publishing train, time to jump aboard!
What do you think? Are e-books here to stay or just a fad?
Read the original article here.