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March 23rd, 2020

Free Ebooks: An Embarrassment of Riches

There’s a lot of coverage of the challenges facing book retail right now because of the coronavirus. The situation is shocking and sad. But it feels careless to forget that even if every bookstore in the world shut down for the next 12 months, people would still have over ten million different ebooks available for…

January 28th, 2019

The Impact of Recessions on Publishing Industries, Part II: Movies, Music and Videogames

In the first post of this 3-part series on the impact of recessions on publishing industries I took a broad look at the economic expansion since the recession of 2007, pondering when the next recession will pop. There’s a challenge in assessing the impact of economic events on the publishing and entertainment industries over the…