E-books are the buzz at book fair in Big Apple

Julie Bosman in the New York Times is reporting that “authors are shrugging off publishers to self-publish their work. Publishers are advancing into retail. Barnes & Noble is getting deeper into the gadget business, and Amazon is stepping into publishing.”

Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

Kelly Bowen of Algonquin Books greets the public at BookExpo America at the Javits Center.

“There is a Wild West quality to the book business these days, and it is on full display at BookExpo America, an annual trade show that draws tens of thousands of authors, publishers and booksellers; this year it is at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

“For three days the attendees wander the exhibit halls, mingling, promoting books, listening to speakers and collectively musing over the state of the industry over the past year. They have a lot to discuss. E-books have exploded, surpassing print sales for some new releases. The struggles for many brick-and-mortar bookstores have deepened as their customers began downloading books onto their e-readers from home rather than heading to stores.”

 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/books/bookexpo-america-underlines-industry-shifts.html?emc=eta1

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