Friday, April 6, 2012

Book display

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


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.