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Brick & Mortar Book Sales Are Down

According to Shelf Awareness, the US Census Bureau estimates that bookstore sales were down for March by $998 or 4.1% compared to March 2006. The Census Bureau does not count electronic sales, mail-order or direct sales. With the increase in Amazon profits and the declining bookstore sales, it seems that more and more people are moving toward buying their books online.

MSNBC reported that online sales rose 29% to 146.5b with more shoes and clothes being purchased online than computers for the first time in ecommerce history.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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