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21859Re: [Star Trek Books] Answers about eBooks, eNovels

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  • lonereconeagle
    Jun 2, 2007
      Its funny you should write that, Jackie.

      Last week i had a long talk with the Border Books employee in charge
      of the SciFi section. A few things came to light. First, because of
      the difficulty of having regular scifi book in alphabeticaly order by
      last name followed by series in alphabetical order, Borders has
      decided to move all novel series into the mix. So instead of going to
      the end of the scifi rows and looking for Star Trek, it now will be
      between Stackpole and Tolkein. Second, the reason store are low on
      Trek books and high on Star Wars books is due to previous 12 month
      sales and returns to the publisher. When Borders orders the next Trek
      novel, they look at the sales from each Trek novel from the past 12
      months & their returns to the publisher and then decide how little to
      order. Sometime they arrive on date from the Borders warehouse and
      sometimes they arrive days late. As for Star Wars, Borders says they
      cannot keep new Star Wars books in stock and they always over order
      them and display them at the front door so that they can sell the
      most they can. Third, TPTB at Borders have told their employees that
      within the next decade, there will be no more book stores and they
      all will be out of jobs. The reason? eBooks will take over the market
      and people will only have that choice in book format.

      How does this tie-in with your quote? My dad is in his mid 60s. He
      likes reading, but cant find large print books that he wants to buy
      (BTW, large print is either 11 reg, 13 reg, or 16 BOLD font). When
      was the last time you saw a MMPB, large print of Louis L'Amour?
      Never. That publishing group only prints HB, large print books. My
      dad cannot afford the prices of HB books. And there are have been no
      releases of eBooks by that author.

      Summing it up, according to the Borders PTB MMPB and HB books are on
      their way out and eNovels/eBooks will be the future.

      Next time, digital eMovies and eTV shows. How George Lucas believes
      that DVDs (regular, HD, and Blu-Ray) are on their way out and how
      digital downloads of movies and TV series is the wave of the future.

      ==Russell Nash==

      --- In startrekbooks@yahoogroups.com, Jackie Bundy wrote:

      One of my favorite things about eBooks is the ability to change the
      font and size of the font.

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