What is the Future Prospects of Books?

What is your perception of the future of books? Is interest increasing, maintaining, or shrinking? The media would have us believing the end is near, at least as far as the book business is concerned.

However, before we write the epitaph for the book publishing industry, consider these facts recently shared by BuildBookBuzz.com:

  • 18-29 year olds buy the most books, but those 30-44 are right behind them.
  • When combining age ranges, those 13-17, 18-29, and 30-44 buy more books collectively than those 45-54, 55-64, and 65+.
  • People 65+ buy the least number of books

So, younger people are buying more books than older people. Who would have guessed?

Given this, there is much for writers and publishers of books to be excited about, despite the media’s dire pronouncements to the contrary — and if this trend continues, the future will be even brighter still.

What do you think? Please leave a comment!