“Who would ever pay full boat for a new e-book if the same ‘used’ copy was available at a discount, or even free? And all those copies would compete against the publishers’ new copies on the same exact platforms.”
We may be in the midst of a journalism revival, but books are getting lost. Readers are spending more time reading news, watching news, and less attention to new books.
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Physical books, and physical bookstores, are not going away anytime soon, says an investor.
“FY18 federal library funding has not been saved yet and hurdles can arise at each stage of the appropriations process,” PW’s Andrew Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally.
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“The publishers in AAP’s StatShot program reported that revenues declined about 6.6% over 2015. Overall, revenue for 2016 was $14.25 billion, down from $15.26 billion in 2015,” says Andrew Albanese.
“For library patrons, the HarperCollins deal means 24/7 access to titles in the selected collection—no more waiting on a hold list for these titles,” says Andrew Albanese.
“As the pace of digital change quickened, librarians have found themselves at once evangelizing for digital technology and wrestling with its implications.”
In time for last week’s BookExpo in New York City, BISG unwrapped Untapped Opportunity, documenting that more than half of those surveyed were “currently missing out on meaningful rights revenue” as well as frustrations that paper-based workflows and reporting remain costly and ineffective.