What is the future of bookstores?
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Kristen Elise
January 2014
Contributor
Written by
Kristen Elise
January 2014

Can bookstores survive in the era of ebooks and ecommerce?

Dramatic changes in the publishing industry have impacted the way authors get their books to readers. Traditional book publishing and retail models have been battered by the rise of online retailers. The ebook revolution has given us more books to choose from, but all too often good books are lost in the virtual churn.

Many brick-and-mortar bookstores, including the US-based Borders chain, have closed in recent years, unable to compete or adjust. Will we see more closings in the years to come, or will bookstores innovate in order to stay relevant and solvent?

My friend Carmen Amato has been asking this question of authors, book bloggers, store owners and publishers. Carmen has now published the first in a 5-part series featuring responses from each group. The next article, with blogger responses, will be published in February 2014.

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