Monday, November 8, 2021

Who Says Print Is Dead?


Here is some very good news for book lovers, authors, bookstores, and publishers; Print book sales across all genres and formats are up over 10% year-to-date through this October.

What is especially beautiful is that the most expensive format — hardcover — is up over 12%. That means publishers are profitable.

Authors get higher royalty payments on hardcovers than most formats, so they are ecstatic.

A huge signal that the book industry has a bright future is that the sale of board books — which caters to the youngest reader — are up a whopping 14.5%! These little kids will grow up readers, and likely enjoy print books.

Another sign the book industry is healthy? More indie bookstores operate today than in well over a dozen years, reversing years of declining numbers. When people buy print, they tend to be in a bookstore. Once in, they may browse and buy more items.


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About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2021. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby and recognized by Feedspot in 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America. For more information, please consult: 




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