The Mousetrap of Better Book Discovery
January 21, 2016 - Kindle Unlimited
Remember ebooks? Those were a days, weren’t they? Those crazy few years when a breakthrough of reading on a Kindle swept a nation. Now, of course, that fit of mass violence is behind us. Ebook sales are falling, down some-more than 10 percent in 2015—YA down 44 percent—while used bookstores are entrance back. Yes, that’s right; imitation is convalescent a royal primacy; ebooks are dead. Right?
You demeanour suspicious. How strange. It’s roughly as if we consider that since those numbers come from a Association of American Publishers, they competence prove something rather opposite from a genocide of a ebook; they competence be a signifier of a arise of smaller publishers not tracked by a AAP, and/or, a expansion of online reading via, for example, Wattpad or Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited.
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Author Earnings argues that what we’re unequivocally saying is that AAP publishers “have seen their common share of a US ebook marketplace collapse.” Mathew Ingram in Fortune adds, rhetorically, “Isn’t a dump in sales only a healthy outcome of a publishers’ pierce to keep e-book prices high?”
Somehow we don’t consider Amazon is using quite scared.
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