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The print book will never die (infographic)
It’s pretty obvious that ebook in a form we know it today will die sooner than print book.
However, in the flood of infographics documenting the growth of ebooks, it’s easy to get an impression that times of the Gutenberg-era books are over.
There is nothing further from the truth than that. Print books will evolve, and struggle in the digital era, but they will never die.
Ebook adoption was very fast two years ago, but now it’s slowing down. Increase in ebook sales was 154% in 2011, but only 33% a year later. It will be even smaller – much smaller – this year.
Books in electronic form will have to struggle for readers’ attention as much as books in printed form.
This, and other interesting facts, are included in a new infographic created by License Direct, a company that provides a search for over 20 million registered US professionals.
E-book sales will probably plateau, at least in the medium term, at around 25% of total sales. Many e-book sales will not cannibalize physical book sales, and so publishers will overall be selling more than before.
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As a frequent visitor of her favorite local library, Ola is particularly interested in how books and libraries evolve in the digital age. Ebooks, print, audiobooks – for her, all books are equal.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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