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Stuart

Subj: Re: Kids Income
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 02:25:20 pm EDT (Viewed 142 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Kids Income
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 08:03:04 am EDT (Viewed 5 times)



    Quote:
    I work in publishing and I've seen senior management kill themselves and their business by trying to take things digital as THE solution. It's not the answer, but agree that it's part of the answer. I don't know about the US but hardback books are increasing in sales in the UK.

Yeah, there's been a slight increase, while ebook sales have plateaued.


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    Purely circumstantial evidence here, but in the tube into work I see less people on kindles and IPads than there were a few years ago. I would guesstimate, of the people reading, 70% of those are reading the Metro which is a free morning newspaper here and is available to pick up at all stations. So availability and you don't get much cheaper than free. But as I said no hard facts to back up my spurious claim.

My experience is the opposite, but no facts. It's almost gotten to the point where almost everyone I know has a tablet (I do not though--I'm a laptop guy).

Daily newspapers are hanging by threads, except for the big ones. New Orleans recently pretty much lost theirs. It exists, but is run from out of the area and is a shell of what it used to be. It's primarily online now.




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