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Would The Death Of Barnes & Noble Also Kill Book Discovery?

Posted at 8:25PM Thursday 31 Jan 2013

According to the most recent Codex survey, online selling accounts for 61 percent of book sales, but only 7 percent of discovery. In other words, the physical bookstore showroom continues to play a vital role in readers' decisions about which book to read next, even if that book is eventually purchased on an electronic device or through an online retailer like Amazon or B&N.com.

The information is especially concerning given the current state of the single largest physical book retailer, Barnes & Noble, whose news so far in 2013 has largely been dominated by poor sales results and impending store closings.

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