In the UK, sales of hardback and paperback books fell last year according to Nielsen BookScan data.
Meanwhile, the digital e-book market is rising. Recent consumer data figures showed more than two million UK users joined the digital book market in the first nine months of 2013.
In 2013, the U S. physical book sales stayed strong, with print book consumption only declining slightly from the year before. And some old favorites continue to see big sales.
Despite the slowing E-book growth, the market has now mellowed. More than half of Americans own smartphones, tablets and e-readers and more innovations are to come.
Right, my special blog-reading friends, let's concentrate on what is important to me. I need a favor. It concerns my latest release, Shattered Shells viewable on the sidebar below, one click away from an Amazon outlet near you.
No, I'm not asking you to buy the novel.
My publisher has entered Shattered Shells into a Thunderclap list of their titles. Each book needs 100 likes via Facebook to reach the next stage of publicity. So far, I've received 43, which leaves 57 claps short of the total. Not exactly a thunderous response. This need for approval will cease on November 24th, when the book will be available for 99c or the equivalent where you are. All you need to do is click the button and give your support. Many of the other authors have reached their target already. Needless to say, I might leave the stage without applause. Please, help me with this simple request. Over to you. Press the Thunderclap button to see the page.
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