Here’s a post at Pub Rants that caught my eye. I’ve been wondering a bit about what’s going on with NY-based publishers.
Among other things:
- Publishers are reporting ebook sales are up by 40%. This is helping to keep the publishing picture stable for now.
- Print sales initially did a sharp drop (down by 25%), but they rebounded last week, and we have word that sales at Target and Walmart are especially healthy.
Well, that’s good to hear, although … it would be nice to seem a book or two of mine at Walmart, but that particular share of the market does seem entirely irrelevant to me personally. Oh well.
Anyway, if you too have been wondering about the world of publishing, this is a pretty good recent sketch.