It’s easy, when you hear all the negativity about the decline of reading and the pervasiveness of online swiping, clicking, copying, pasting, and sharing, to believe that there’s hardly anybody walking right into a good, old-fashioned bookstore to buy a brand-new copy of a book that will go on their shelf and stay there a long time.
But at least one recent fact runs counter to that conclusion: Publishers Weekly reports this week that sales of print adult fiction are up 12% in the week ended May 14, 2017, compared to the same week a year ago.
That’s good enough for me.
Next week WindWord Publishing & Media will join thousands of publishers, writers, and readers at BookExpo, the largest annual book trade fair in the U.S. If you’ll be there, look for our novel Resorting to Murder in the New Titles Showcase. The Ebook is already available for pre-order on Amazon and you can also enter a contest to win a free print copy at goodreads.com.
If you bump into Stephen King, Dan Brown or Mary Higgins Clark on the show floor, say hello for me!
Have a great weekend,