Print Vs E-Books… FIGHT!!

It’s the Smackdown we’ve all been waiting for! But who will win the battle of the fiction ferriers? Part 1 today. Part 2 later. Part 3 if the comments get nasty. 1. Smell Everyone always goes on about the smell of bookshops, or of new books. I’m not so sure it applies – to fiction, at least. The only…

Naughtie Book Sales (and no. It’s not what you’re thinking)

Want naughty book sales? Have a look at 2012. This, however, is all about the Noughtie/Naughties: those transformational years in terms of self-publishing and e-publishing, from 2000-2009. In previous posts about book sales in the 1980s and 1990s, we saw that very few authors actually made it to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller…

Only 33.5 Authors wrote Bestsellers in the 1980s. Fact

It’s Reeling in the Years time. First stop, those big-haired, blockbusting 1980s. You may not know this yet, but book sales were remarkably different in the ’80s.  (I know, because I’ve charted the last 3 decades already into earth-shatteringly revealing, multicoloured pies, and I don’t mind telling you, I haven’t been this excited by data since checking my Santa…