So I know today I said I was going to talk about Google+ but I couldn't resist posting this video. This is a question I get from a lot of people who don't know much about the publishing industry: are books a thing of the past? These consumers are worried that e-books will overtake print sales and they will be forced to read on a Nook, Kindle, etc when their true love is for the print book.
While e-book sales are rising rapidly, they've yet to outsell print books and experts predict that the sales will end up level with neither print or e-books taking the lead.
I think this short video from CNN puts things in perspective. So I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy!
So how about you: do you think e-book sales will outrun print sales or do you think they'll even out? Have you switched over to the ebook world yet, or are you still reading print, or perhaps both? I'd like to hear your thoughts in the comments.
On Monday, I promise to keep to my word and post about what's up with the new Google+.Also, don't forget to participate in our regular blog hops. Til then! ;-)
Blog Hop Question: name three authors you would love to sit down with for an hour to either talk about their books or get writing advice from.
My answer: J.K Rowling would be the first, hands down. Harry Potter is my all time favorite series and I would love to discuss both the books and her writing techniques with her. The second would be Charlainne Harris, author of the Southern Vampire Series and third, Suzanne Collin, author of The Hunger Games Triology. I would ask Rowling about her world building strategies. I'd ask Harris about her characterization, and I'd ask Collins about how she builds tension in her novels, while keeping them well paced.
This is the new link for the Crazy-for-Books blog hop:
Blog Hop Question: What's one genre you wish you could get into, but just can't?
My answer: Literary fiction. I can enjoy literary short stories and I even write them, but typically, I can't stand reading a full length literary fiction novel--there are only a few authors I can stomach. As an academic, I wish I could get behind this genre more, but I just don't find it enjoyable. Whoever said literary fiction had to mean boring and uneventful? Because I think that's become a requirement.