21859Re: [Star Trek Books] Answers about eBooks, eNovels
- Jun 2, 2007Its 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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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