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Publishers View Dim Times Ahead

  • On the one hand, publishers argue that the book industry is recession proof.  
  • On the other hand, publishers say that book buying is dying. 
  • Publisher's Weekly let features editor, Dick Donahue, go but plans to produce a web site called Book Life which will host "eight to 10 book-oriented sites." Basically it sounds like hosting a number of blogs talking about books and behind the scenes stuff.  I'm guessing it's an attempt to garner more online ad revenue.  
  • GalleyCat is on the trail of some major publisher layoffs.

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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