Can’t find the title you want on the shelves? Getting more notifications about delays for the books you ordered online? It’s not your imagination – there’s a supply chain crisis going on, and it’s hitting the book industry pretty hard right now. But on the bright side, the cause is actually something pretty great: demand is up for print books. WAY up.
In this video, I reference facts and quotes from the following articles:
A look inside the supply chain crisis:
Supply chain snarls delay books:
The great book shortage of 2021, explained:
The 2010s were supposed to bring the ebook revolution. It never came:
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Originally published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mV6qzzwns0
This news story originally appeared at Books - Reality Syndicate Viewers on 13 July 2022