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Old 05-01-2013, 06:47 AM   #1
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UK book sales thriving regardless of digital reading

From the BBC today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22358062

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British publishers have reported record sales for 2012, despite the recession and the rise of e-readers.
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Publishers Association chief executive Richard Mollet said the figures proved that publishers had reacted quickly to the changes in the industry and the move towards e-readers.


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Old 05-01-2013, 07:51 AM   #2
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Another quote from the same article:

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Mollet said the Publishers Association was working closely with high street booksellers and would soon launch a scheme to help them overcome challenges in the physical books market.
It will be interesting to see if they come up with something.

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
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66% rise in digital sales, and a 1% drop in physical sales. Curse those ebooks, ruining everything.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #4
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66% rise in digital sales, and a 1% drop in physical sales. Curse those ebooks, ruining everything.
Yeah, it's funny it was presented as "record sales in spite of the recession and e-book sales"

An ebook sale counts as a book sale, last time I checked...
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:41 AM   #5
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Do they donate all the earning from ebook sale to charities?
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #6
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Publishers Association chief executive Richard Mollet said the figures proved that publishers had reacted quickly to the changes in the industry and the move towards e-readers.
I agree with Graham:
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:46 PM   #7
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I thought they had reacted quickly... at least the running round in circles and screaming, "The sky is falling," looked like a quick reaction...
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I am not sure we know enough to slide pass the flak and really understand what is happening.

The next year or 2 will make it clearer.
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