Posts tagged with Book Publishers

E-book sales giving publishers a reason to smile

Compared to the digital doldrums some traditional media companies, such as record labels, have found (and put) themselves in the past years, times look relatively good for book publishers.

At least that's the way it appears if you look at the January 2012 figures published by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), which includes data from over 1,000 book publishers.

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E-books now selling faster than dead trees: report

Stories about the decline of print publishing often focus on newspapers and magazines, but following new data released by the Association of American Publishers last week, we might soon be hearing more than more about the decline of print book publishing.

According to the Association, e-books sales recently achieved a notable milestone: they are now selling at a faster clip than hardcovers, trade paperbacks and mass market paperbacks individually.

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Digital may not save book publishers, but...

For many industries, digital technology is both destroyer and savior. Take the newspaper and music industries, for instance. The internet is frequently blamed for their demise, yet new technologies are also expected by many to help save them.

When it comes to how digital is killing and saving established industries, book publishing may not grab the most headlines, but it is arguably one of the most affected.

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