E-book sales are falling, while paper book sales—already surprisingly strong—are steadily growing.
Paper books have avoided the fate of most other physical media. Vinyl and tapes are popular and growing, as is film photography, but these are tiny niche markets compared to life before digital. Meanwhile, newspapers and DVDs have been replaced by digital alternatives, and even magazines are now more of an art object than something to read. So what is it about books?
“Having a book that is both digital and print, I have noticed in my own experience that print book sales have always been stronger,” writer and filmmaker Daniel Hess told Lifewire via email.