Tuesday, July 26, 2011


  1. Sandra,

    This could just be me...but I feel like a lot of your choices are leaning towards the direction of the death of printed books... (There's only one positive option for bookstores, and even that one sounds like a captain going down with his ship...) Does this by any chance reflect your opinion? I sense a lot of negativity. ;)

    Just thought I'd ask! :)


  2. I think the reality is that bookstores already are scraping to survive. Statistics show the double-whammy the economic downturn, coupled with publishers struggling to acclimate to the new iBook-Kindle-Nook, and the established Amazon/Walmart threat, have already taken on independent and chain bookstores (Borders is a case in point). I absolutely believe that bookstores will fade--have faded-- and that only a select few set in the right location will make it.

    Negative? Depends on how you look at it. Realistic is what I would call it.

    That said, it doesn't mean I'm callous toward the plight of independent bookstores. They are some of the best resources for published authors and a great succor on a rainy day.


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