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The Growing Influence of Non-traditional Book Sales Channels

The bookstore chains are still a dominant force in book retail.  According to Para Publishing, in 2007, big chain retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Borders accounted for 33% of unit book purchases.  However, their dominance is steadily eroding.  … Continue reading

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The Read on Hard Times

The warning signs of an imminent recession in the US are growing.  Forbes reported the weakest sales for the retail sector since 2002, indicating consumers might be financially tapped out and pulling in the reins on their spending.  The Associated … Continue reading

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