Since Barnes & Noble’s former CEO, William Lynch was dismissed, the Internet has been rife with discussion about the imminent death of the company.
Self-publishing has emerged from the peripheries of the publishing industry to become one of the primary contenders in mainstream publishing. According to research released by American marketing research company, Bowker, self publishing has seen triple digit growth in five years.
The rise of the digital publishing industry has been surrounded by a lot of hype in recent years. It’s no secret that Australian readers have readily adopted digital books. Exactly how many digital books have been sold in Australia, however, remains a mystery.