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It’s no secret: the book industry is in a slump. Publishers are constantly testing out new methods about how to drum up progress, yet they seem to be fizzling out. Should the book industry now take a look at what the flourishing industries are doing and try ideas that are sustaining everyone else? Could what’s working so well for the film industry be the spark the book industry so sorely needs?
It’s a simple idea in theory: new books being released and being priced similarly to new movies being released. It’s definitely an out of the box approach to publishing. But books are not films. The most positive aspects of books are that they are affordable for their consumers and they are available almost anywhere. Taking those aspects from the film industry and applying them to books can potentially lead to disastrous results.
Read on at Digital Book World.