I bet a few of you wondered what happened to me the last week or so. Well, I’ve been enjoying myself reading all the year-end articles. And it has been fun, to be honest.
One moment I’m reading an article about how traditional publishing is crashing, the next moment I’m reading an article about the profits traditional publishing is making.
Or I read an article about how B&N is failing, the next I read a report on how solid they are.
Or I read a report about how some indie writers are booming, and then I read articles about how everything is flat.
Or I read a report about how books sales in bookstores are down, then read another where bookstore sales are up some huge percentage.
(And I flat refused to read any of the silliness that comes with any mention of Amazon. I don’t even bother with that stupidity. Hate them or love them, I could not care, but take your comments about Amazon somewhere else, please.)
So what really is happening in publishing, both traditional and indie and in the bookstores?
Via Nathalie Hamidi