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Could Bookstores Start Charging People To Read?

Posted at 7:22AM Tuesday 12 Feb 2013

HarperCollins CEO Victoria Barnsley thinks the idea of bookstores charging users to read is "not that insane." In a recent radio interview in the UK, she talked about how bookstores are facing some downward trends. She predicted that in the next few years the eBook and traditional book industry will level off, to a 50/50 split. Many stores are facing increased pressure to compete against .99 eBooks from Amazon, and have to look at alternative revenue models.

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