How Do You Buy Books?
|LuAnn and her grandsons, reading together. A daily habit.|
Publishers Weekly reports mass market paperback sales decreased in unit sales by more than 20 percent. But it's not just fiction that's taking a hit.
Adult non-fiction book sales fell by 13 percent.
In past years, I've purchased anywhere from 50 to 100 books. Sometimes, more, depending on time commitments and extra spending money.
But in 2012, I only purchased 20 books in various genres.
And that makes me wonder: What changed my book buying habits?
Yes, with writing deadlines, school obligations, and family matters, I didn't feel I had as much time to devote to reading in 2012.
But for me, my Kindle may be the culprit. I downloaded close to 200 books last year. Now, I'm not saying I've had the chance to read all of them yet...but they are there, like a trusted friend, when I find myself awake at 2:17 AM, unable to sleep.
Have your book buying habits changed? If so, what's the reason?
by LuAnn Schindler (photo of LuAnn and her grandsons reading, snapped by LuAnn, too) Read more of her work, including her weekly newspaper column, Nebraska-isms, at her website.