I just read an article (online) about the most recent BookExpo America convention in New York which points out some important points about bricks-and-mortar publishing.
Attendance at the book sellers convention was down fourteen percent from last year, and the convention space was one-fifth the size of last year.
Book sales are down.
2008 e-book sales were up sixty-eight percent over 2007.
2009’s e-book sales for the first quarter were up 100 percent over 2008.
People are reading and writing more than ever.