Hey, the book's not dead yet.
"Independent publisher Kim McArthur echoes the optimism – despite having begun the year by losing the Canadian distribution rights to books published by Britain's Hachette and cutting her Toronto office in half as a result. “I was really bracing myself for disaster,” she says, adding that she was delighted to discover that sales of titles published by McArthur & Company fell by a mere 10 per cent in 2009. “What I'm hearing is that 10 per cent down is the new flat,” she jokes. “We made it through, and we are sticking to our company motto: Happy to be here.”
A mere ten per cent down is the new flat?
No one has ever heard that from us thanks.
Now onto how to make a dime on e-books when most of them are priced thusly.