Upton Sinclair

Bookstores/Printed Book Survival 5

It’s been my contention for several years that the large, stand-alone, brick-and-mortar bookstores, as well as those that lease space in major malls and strip-malls, will be forced out of existence.  And I’m of the opinion that as copying technology becomes more efficient (read “faster”), less expensive (an Espresso Book […]

Booker Award and Pulitzer Prize Winners Don’t Always Assure Large Sales Volume

I’ve often commented on how poorly some books sell that win major awards.  The U.K. Booker Prize is a prime example, as this year’s winner for fiction, THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Peter Flanagan, has sold just 7,000 copies.  The publisher is now printing 53,000 more copies […]