Publishers have been complaining for years of a publishing crisis, while pundits portend the end of the physical book. The financial crisis of 2008 fueled increased apocalyptic fears among many writers and editors, which were later heightened by the bankruptcy of Borders.
New data suggests that a publishing revival may be gathering steam. The New York Times reports that book sales in various sectors have been stronger than expected.
The field of publishing—and especially academic publishing—continue to face numerous challenges and transformations, but don’t count the book out just yet.