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The Real Competition For Booksellers, Publishers And Libraries Is . . .

Posted at 7:53AM Wednesday 16 May 2012

Four months ago, the real competition for booksellers WAS libraries.

Today, the competition is much more severe – it's across the entire ecosystem.

Today the real competition for booksellers, publishers and libraries is NOT READING.

Four months ago, it mattered if libraries were or weren't a direct threat to booksellers. Today, this question is irrelevant. What matters is that the participants in the industry aren't innovating at the pace readers are seeking and expecting solutions v. reading's alternatives.

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