2018 Book Industry Predictions: Are Indie Authors Losing Their Independence?

  by Mark Coker at Smashwords    Welcome to my annual publishing predictions post where I prognosticate about the future and share my views on the state of the indie nation. Each year around this time I polish off my imaginary crystal ball and ask it what the heck is going to happen next. My… Read More 2018 Book Industry Predictions: Are Indie Authors Losing Their Independence?

US E-Book Sales Decline 13.9% in 2016 [But Print Sees Growth]

by Michael Kozlowski at Good e-Reader Over the course of 2016 overall publisher revenue was $14.3 billion, down 6.6% from 2015. One of the key trends from last year was that reading preferences continue to shift. Print books saw growth, and for the second consecutive year publisher revenues from eBook sales declined and downloaded audio grew.… Read More US E-Book Sales Decline 13.9% in 2016 [But Print Sees Growth]

Barnes & Noble CEO Uses Amazon to Justify His Company’s Continued Existence

by Laura Northrup at the Consumerist In the age of online shopping, are bookstores irrelevant? The new CEO of big-box bookstore chain Barnes & Noble doesn’t think so. If they were, why would Amazon be opening physical bookstores across the country, with a new one opening in New York City tomorrow? He sees this growth as… Read More Barnes & Noble CEO Uses Amazon to Justify His Company’s Continued Existence