aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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aprilhenry

What will happen to books?

This week, Time Magazine incorporated laid off 300 people. Magazine ad revenue is down, as people spend more time on the Internet and less time turning glossy pages. Newspapers have it worse, as people turn to the Internet for breaking news. This week the Boston Globe laid off 125. The company that owns the LA Times can't get a decent offer.

Music would be in more trouble if the iPod hadn't come along.

But what will happen to books? Bookstore sales numbers I've seen lately have been on decline. Sometimes I wonder if I'm really in the business of making buggy whips.

Cheer me up, people!



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