Saturday, 16 April 2011
E-Books See Enormous Growth As Paper Book Sales Dive
A report from the Association of American Publishers reveals that e-books sales experienced "powerful continuing growth" as they colorfully put it, and paper books of all types dipped, compared to the same period (January-February) from last year. This isn't surprising news, mainly because it isn't news — and even if it were, it's just history repeating itself; we've seen the same thing happen to music. The parallels are clear, though the situations and reactions of the RIAA and AAP are somewhat different. Mostly in that the AAP and other booksellers aren't being dragged kicking, screaming, and suing into the future, but are embracing it despite its implications.