Normally, our ‘Print Ain’t Dead’ department is where we review books, magazines, and other printed matter. But today, we’re reviewing an article, because it substantiates our claim, and who on earth is above the opportunity to gloat in the glory of saying ‘I told you so?’
Yesterday, Fortune published an article explaining that printed book sales are up, and e-books (shudder), are down. According to the Association of American Publishers, publishers’ revenues from e-books sales fell 10% to $610.8 million in the first five months of 2015, compared to a 2.3% drop in print book sales.
We told you so! The New York Times even has our back, reporting that the American Booksellers Association counted 1,712 book stores in 2,227 locations in 2015, up from 1,410 in 1,660 locations five years ago.
So, it looks like we’ve weathered another storm, and our beastly yet beloved magazine, Monster Children, lives to see another day. But who knows for how long? Apple is making a car, and word on the street is it will be fueled by paper. Subscribe to Monster Children while you still can, before we’re just iEmissions in the air.