Posted by: anitanolan | August 30, 2011

Borders’ Demise Could Pave Way for Independents

The demise of Borders bookstores has implications for authors.

Here’s an interesting story from the East Valley (Ariz.) Tribune:

The death of a retail chain like Borders sometimes opens the door for competitors to fill the void by opening shops of their own.

But the local operators of independent bookstores say they don’t expect an influx of shops in the East Valley that focus on new books. They say the rise of online booksellers like Amazon and the growing popularity of electronic books mean big-box bookstores will become increasingly rare.

Still, Borders’ demise could pave the way for some independent bookstores to expand.

Read the rest here.

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