Comments on: Old technology a threat to publishers’ bottom lines http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/old-technology-a-threat-to-publishers-bottom-lines/ How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 By: Bob Oliver http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/old-technology-a-threat-to-publishers-bottom-lines/comment-page-1/#comment-134389 Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:38:27 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=4278#comment-134389 I suspect that younger folks spend much of their free time surfing the Internet – time that earlier generations spent reading. The Internet habit is difficult to break and many people now in their 30s and early 40s continue to rely on their computers for information and entertainment. There’s a slow but steady snowball effect that does not bode well for the publishing industry.

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By: Lesha Rudnicki http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/old-technology-a-threat-to-publishers-bottom-lines/comment-page-1/#comment-131624 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:34:17 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=4278#comment-131624 Living in Iowa, I found this blog by following a link from Google. Very Happy I did. Amazing topic, and great blog. Keep up the Wonderful Work.

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By: Daniel McBane http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/old-technology-a-threat-to-publishers-bottom-lines/comment-page-1/#comment-129922 Sun, 23 Dec 2012 17:21:39 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=4278#comment-129922 Until you mentioned the library, I would have never guess it to be a main cause for the decline in book sales. I’m one of those people who still prefers to hold a real book when reading and I think there are enough people who agree with me that traditional books will never go obsolete. But now that I think about it, libraries are in fact the one thing that could really hurt bookstores–after all, they offer the same product, only for free. That said, when I lived in Japan, I bought most of my books at Book Off.

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By: Michael http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/old-technology-a-threat-to-publishers-bottom-lines/comment-page-1/#comment-129793 Sat, 22 Dec 2012 07:14:17 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=4278#comment-129793 I love your articles here, on the Cat Forehead site, and in the Japan Times.

The digital revolution may mean that the market for used books has been declining since that 2010 survey. I notice that the shops that used to sell old books and magazines in Shimo-Kitazawa have disappeared. Good Day Books has moved from its convenient location in Ebisu.

Two years ago I worked hard to keep my book collection after I moved in with my new wife. Nowadays I never look at them, as I have so much to read on my tablet and smart phone. Then I would visit book shops every week, now there seems little point.

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