E-book growth to hurt booksellers

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I just posted the article E-book growth to hurt booksellers.

Shortly after Barnes & Noble announced its Nook e-reader last week, analysts pointed out the ongoing shift from paperback books to e-books will hurt bookstores the most down the road.

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#2

No, e-readers will not hust book sales. Every time a new format changes a market somebody makes this claim because they cannot imagine change being anything other than bad.

For example, there is no second-hand market for e-books so they will prevent revenue loss in this area. The demand for fancy hardbacks will not only stay because they are given as gifts but probably become seen as more ‘special’ ie worthy of paying more for.

Are paper books economically viable?

http://www.anothergeek.biz/blog/2009/10/are-paper-books-economically-viable.html