The Myth About Print Coming Back and Bookstores on the Rise
I belong to a wide range of Facebook groups and follow a lot of media news, and few things are more frustrating than people who celebrate the apparent “resurgence” of print and the comeback of independent bookstores as some kind of “win” over ebooks and digital media. Most of it is wishful thinking rather than an understanding of what’s actually happening out there. With my colleague Porter Anderson, I try to offer perspective on current developments and put all the stats into their proper context. (Check out The Hot Sheet.)
Here are three recent data points you should know about.