This article epitomizes the denial and ‘it’s all going to be ok’ attitude of the book selling industry.
Have a read and let me know what you think.
What I got from it was… our stores are brighter and we sell extraneous rubbish to bolster sales…. ebooks are for the unrefined (you’ll know what I mean when you read the wine and straw quote)…. and everyone’s going to read hardbacks which is so practical. It can fit snugly beside the bricks I carry around in my backpack.
I love bookstores. I’ve spent a fair bit of money in Dymocks (Australia’s biggest book store chain) and I really don’t want to see them go but this article dumbfounded me a little.