SOURCE: Blurb, Inc.

Blurb, Inc.

June 07, 2016 08:00 ET

The Future of Books: Print vs Digital

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 07, 2016) - What does the future of books look like? The never ending debate as to whether readers are switching from print to digital books or not, Blurb Inc., in partnership with NowSourcing, looks to address the subject head on with an easy-to-read, fun, and fact-packed infographic. The infographic can be easily embedded into third-party websites and shared through social media by going to: http://www.blurb.com/blog/infographic-future-books.

This engaging, fact-packed graphical tool investigates:

  • The ultimate comparison -- When it comes to print and eBook, which experience wins you over?
  • The future book climate -- Will print books ride out the tech wave?
  • What has kept print publishing afloat?
  • Book format sale breakdowns

The infographic can be easily embedded into third-party websites and shared through social media by going to http://www.blurb.com/blog/infographic-future-books

Key facts from the infographic include:

  • Print isn't dead -- 2015 Nielsen BookScan rankings saw a 2% annual increase of paper book sales
  • 2015 saw a decrease in ebook sales by 10%
  • Bookstore locations increased 38% YoY from 2014 to 2015

To see the complete infographic and sources click here: http://www.blurb.com/blog/infographic-future-books

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ABOUT BLURB

Blurb® is a book-making platform and creative community that enables individuals to create, publish, share, and sell high-quality photo books, trade books, and magazines in both print and digital formats. Blurb is accessible to consumers across the globe with free, innovative book creation and layout tools. Founded in 2005, Blurb has more than 2 million customers worldwide, resulting in over 4 million unique book titles, with nearly 18 million units shipped to almost 100 countries around the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at www.blurb.com.

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