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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 - 08:45 am:   

This was posted elsewhere under a Magazine publishing header, so here it is under a more book/publishing in general header.

Here's an interesting article (although very short). Not sure where the numbers come from, or if they're accurate:

http://forums.booktrade.info/booktrade.php?&do=news&bit=All&newsitem=5922

And the link for the 'more information' link from Booktrade.info:

http://www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=cp_entertainment_home&articleID=19 28766

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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 - 08:46 am:   

Sorry, that last link was not pasted correctly:

http://www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=cp_entertainment_home&articleID=19 28766

JK
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John Klima
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 08:15 am:   

It's interesting to note that--according to this article--more books are published every year, but sales are down. Does that indicate, as much about publishign indicates, that the reading demographic is aging, and dying off with no or few replacements? Truth be told, there are a lot fo diversions for young people that do not require reading, or more aptly, do not require buying books.

Now, what we need are some numbers on how many people are reading to really know what's going on in publishing. Yes, most of us here want to be selling as that's how bills get paid, but if people are reading...are there other ways of turning that reading level into some sort of income? Of course, this is the whole model that advertising is built on, but it can be tough to determine reading rate, particularly when you can't afford a service like ABC to do the research for you.

Hmmm, lots to think about lots to chew on.

JK

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