Friday, April 6, 2012

Book display

What does the size of the book display say about the future of the APA?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, the number of book displays increased just slightly in 2012, according to a knowledgeable APA source I talked with.

The long-term decline, however, probably says a lot more about the publishing industry than it does about APA. In "olden times," those displays were a major part of the marketing of books. Now, people can look at on-line catalogs and sample pages so easily that seeing the physical book at a professional meeting is not so important.

Anonymous said...

Nonetheless, I did pick up "An Intellectual History of Cannibalism" at the Eastern. How could I not?

Anonymous said...

Academic publishing seems to be one of the few places in the world where people think less demand should mean higher prices. I don't see a great future in that trend myself.