In a recent American study by book data specialist Bowker, bookstores were second only to favourite authors as the most important source of new book discovery. Few booksellers would find this surprising.
What perhaps is surprising is that bookstores achieved this ranking [...]
The following article was published in the No. 1, 2011 edition of News on Bookselling, the official journal of the Australian Booksellers Association. Since it was written (mid February), another ebookstore with plans to offer its system to Aussie booksellers has launched. I’ve added a footnote to the original story.
By Martin Taylor
Martin Taylor (@nztaylor) has been involved in the publishing, technology and internet fields for more than 20 years. He operates a digital publishing consultancy and founded the Digital Publishing Forum, an initiative to accelerate the development of digital publishing in New Zealand. In a former life, he published technology and business magazines.