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#1 chesilbeach

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:35 PM

The week before Christmas 2016 was the highest in value for book traders since 2007, and the overall 2016 sales of print books has risen for the second year in a row.

 

http://www.thebookse...as-sales-457036

 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

All great news. :smile2:



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:44 PM

Interesting. I wonder what has led to the increase.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:53 AM

Great news :)!

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:13 PM

That is good news for book shops,

 

I have started reading a lot more books than on my Ipad.  With being on a computer all day looking at a screen I am finding it easier to read a book and I don't fall asleep so quickly. Before Christmas when I was trying to read a book on my iPhone I would read about a page and then wake up an hour later and be about 50 pages further on than I should be. :giggle2:



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:58 PM

That is comforting news...imagine no bookshops to go in and browse.... :wacko: 



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 04:53 PM

That's great news - especially for the book sellers, and of course the authors.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:08 PM

It is great news.  I think that research suggests that younger readers prefer physical books to digital copies, and that ebook sales have seen much slower growth over the last couple of years.  Personally, I have to admit, I have gone back to reading more tree books as I've found more independent bookshops, and also since my OH is reading some books again, it's easier to buy a book to share, as he doesn't have a Kindle.  My goddaughter is also now the right age for middle grade books, and I've read quite a lot of those, so I've been tending to buy those as paper books too, so that I can hand them on to her.






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