I’ve been lax in my blogging. Sorry about that.We have been traveling, and then Thanksgiving and I’m trying to get my book Hunted into print.
It’s the first print book I’ve done and like everything it’s a challenge. I haven’t done print books because I’ve heard it’s not wort the cost and most people buy eBooks. Others say you need to satisfy the people who like a book in their hand. And then there are the articles for this year that say eBook sales are dropping.This from CNN Media.
Sales of consumer e-books plunged 17% in the U.K. in 2016, according to the Publishers Association. Sales of physical books and journals went up by 7% over the same period, while children's books surged 16%.The same trend is on display in the U.S., where e-book sales declined 18.7% over the first nine months of 2016, according to the Association of American Publishers. Paperback sales were up 7.5% over the same period, and hardback sales increased 4.1%.
To read the rest of the article go to http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/27/media/ebooks-sales-real-books/index.html
Recent reports from major industry sources show that ebook sales have been falling. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) reports that during the first 9 months of 2016, ebook sales in the U.S. declined by a dramatic 18.7%, compared to the same period in 2015. Measured by dollar revenue, ebook sales fell to about $877 million, while hardcover and paperback sales grew slightly to account for more than $1.7 billion and $1.6 billion respectively. In the U.K., the Publishers Association reports nearly identical results—a 17% drop in ebook sales over the same period. Likewise, NPD BookScan data reported in Publishers Weekly show that during 2016, ebook sales dropped almost 15% to about 179 million units.
To read the rest of the article go to http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/Print-Books-vs-Ebooks-Whos-Up-Whos-Down-and-Where-Are-We-Headed-118868.aspAnd I’d love to hear your thoughts on eBook vs Print books.