The Rise of Digital

Not strictly about books, but here’s one for those who believe that the trade in (virtual) digital goods is a passing fad. It seems that the January sales data is in and Apple’s iTunes store just became the number 1 music retailer in the USA. That’s retailer, not online retailer. According to NPD Musicwatch data, the iTunes store sells 19% of the music sold legitimately in the US, trailed by online and bricks and mortar entities like Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon and Target … Yes, I know books are different, but the difference isn’t as marked as some of us would believe.


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