March 27th, 2011
“Books report: Despite e-books’ swift rise, print still dominates market” by: Alan Wallace
Amazon’s now selling more e-books for its Kindle e-reader than paperbacks or hardcovers. Barnes & Noble’s Nook e-reader is making gains. Bankrupt Borders is closing brick-and-mortar stores. Yet there’s surprising life left between physical books’ covers.
Providing insight into print and e-books’ standing are the following excerpts from the Trib’s phone conversation with Kelly Gallagher. He’s vice president, Publisher Services, for New Providence, N.J.-based R.R. Bowker (bowker.com), which conducts market research for publishers and traces its more-than-130-year history to Publishers Weekly’s founding.