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But contrary to all expectations, these stores have been thriving.
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Indie bookstores account for only about 10 percent of overall book sales, but they have a vastly disproportionate impact on the sale of the creative midlist books that are so vital to the health of the culture. How do we explain the evolutionary niche that indie bookstores seem to have found in recent years?
It may be as simple as the tactile appeal of books and bookstores themselves. After several years of huge growth, e-book sales have plateaued over the past two years at 25 to 30 percent of the market, telegraphing that a healthy consumer appetite for print remains. To many of us, buying music in physical form is now simply an inconvenience: schlepping those CDs home and burning them and downloading the tracks to our mobile devices. But many of the most ardent Kindle converts — and I count myself among them — still enjoy browsing shelves of physical books, picking them up and sitting back on the couch with them.
You go to a show instead.
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All these numbers, of course, only hint at whether our digital economy rewards quality. But if you scan the titles, it is hard to see an obvious decline. If you believe the data, then one question remains. Why have the more pessimistic predictions not come to pass? One incontrovertible reason is that — contrary to the justifiable fears of a decade ago — people will still pay for creative works.
The Napsterization of culture turned out to be less of a threat to prices than it initially appeared. Consumers spend less for recorded music, but more for live. And a whole new creative industry — video games — has arisen to become as lucrative as Hollywood. American households in spent 4. Practically every device consumers own is tempting them at all hours with new films or songs or shows to purchase.
Virtually no one bought anything on their computer just 20 years ago; the idea of using a phone to buy and read a page book about a blind girl in occupied France would have sounded like a joke even 10 years ago. And just as there are more avenues for consumers to pay for creative work, there are more ways to be compensated for making that work. Musicians are supplementing their income with instrument lessons on YouTube. They came up with 46 distinct sources, 13 of which — including YouTube partner revenue and ringtone royalties — were nonexistent 15 years ago, and six of which, including film and television licensing, have greatly expanded in the digital age.
The biggest change of all, perhaps, is the ease with which art can be made and distributed.
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The cost of consuming culture may have declined, though not as much as we feared. But the cost of producing it has dropped far more drastically. Authors are writing and publishing novels to a global audience without ever requiring the service of a printing press or an international distributor. On the whole, creators seem to be making slightly more money, while growing in number at a steady but not fast pace.
I suspect the profound change lies at the boundaries of professionalism. It has never been easier to start making money from creative work, for your passion to undertake that critical leap from pure hobby to part-time income source. But it also has an important social merit. Widening the pool means that more people are earning income by doing what they love. Most full-time artists barely make enough money to pay the bills, and so if we have levers to pull that will send more income their way — whether these take the form of government grants, Kickstarter campaigns or higher fees for the music we stream — by all means we should pull those levers.
If anything, the trends are making creative livelihoods more achievable.
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