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Thursday
Jun282012

Facing Decline in Book Sales, Publishers Unveil Disappearing Ink

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ebooks continue to gain in popularity while old fashioned books with covers and pages are losing readers.

The decline of traditional books is happening everywhere, including Latin America, where sales of new Spanish authors have dropped 37 percent over the past 20 years.

Hoping to revive interest in books, Argentinean independent publishers Eterna Cadencia are creating a sense of urgency with something called “The Book That Can’t Wait.”  And they mean that literally: The print is done in a special ink that evaporates two months after the pages are exposed to light and air.

Thus, buyers of these books are on a tight deadline to finish the stories by new Latin authors or else they’ll vanish.

While forcing people to read books in this way might not exactly please consumers, the publishers believe this will help expose the public to fresh talent.

Otherwise, the publishers warn, “if people don’t read their first books, they’ll never make it to a second.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jan282011

E-Books Overtake Paperbacks

Photo Courtesy - Amazon [dot] com(SEATTLE) -- Electronic books may have reached a tipping point.

Amazon.com says it now sells more Kindle books than paperbacks, a whopping 115 E-Books for every 100 paperbacks.

Amazon also sells three times as many Kindle books as hardcover books.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio







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