Don’t believe everything you read – e-books are on the rise
With e-books recently being deemed ‘stupid’ by Arnoud Nourry, chief executive of Hachette Livre, and many articles in the last year claiming a ‘plunge’ in e-book sales and a resurgent in print, I think it is time to question exactly where the data for those articles comes from, and to question how much truth there is behind those statements.
It is fantastic that print publishing is seeing a resurgence, but why does it have to be at the expense of e-book publishing? Why are both formats not celebrated together? Surely every sale of a book should be celebrated, as should a general increase in reading on all formats. It seems that some publishers, particularly some of those working at the heads of the larger publishing houses are still eager to see e-books fail, and seem almost gleeful when they…
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