Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Good News, Bad News, Good News

In a week of numbers that don’t always seem logical: Amazon is now selling more e-books than print books (105 units of e-copies for every 100 units of physical copies). And the sale of fiction is down (by 3%). But the total volume of physical book titles published is up (and fiction is still a leading category). Thank you, print-on-demand technology! And finally, it appears—perhaps in a foreshadowing of publishing models to come—that e-book sales might be driving print sales. I’ll take Good News for $100, please.

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