Virginia, let's be honest. Aren't e-books going to kill the independent bookseller?
Actually, no! In a 2011 survey we took of our
customers over 81% indicated that purchasing e-books will have no effect on
future book purchases. They consider
collecting and reading different considerations.
We see the elite
publisher network (the big 5 in New
York) to be our biggest concern. They promote only
authors that will bring mega-store order quantities and are leaving the new and
emerging writer-artist to their own devices.
E-books do have their place in the marketplace, but we are confident
that print books aren't going anywhere. Most folks use them to travel,
or to give an author or series a try before they purchase a bound title.
Be assured, VJ Books and (our imprint) Norwood Press are doing
everything we can to ensure that you will continue to have access to high
quality signed and collectible fiction titles!
Ask John at: firstname.lastname@example.org