I’m not going to lie, amid the pandemic I thought this was going to be a year where e-books experienced a bit of a resurgence in our annual poll.
If anything, this year’s results reflect the continued resurgence of paper book optimism, which bottomed out between 2011-2013. Not coincidentally, this was around the time when publishers moved to the “agency model” and began raising e-book prices.
Maybe we miss and want to support our independent bookstores, maybe paper books continue to be an antidote to our omnipresent screens, maybe e-books still feel too expensive relative to their paper counterparts.
What do you make of the results?
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