Analysts are "cautiously" encouraged by the year's book sales which, well, could have been a lot worse! 'When you look at every other medium, and you look at books, and you see they held their own...that's good news." [MediaBistro]
I think I single-handedly kept the publishing industry alive this year, folks. At the very least, I think I played a large part in keeping The Strand going. Books accounted for a huge chunk of my "leisure" costs this year... who am I kidding? This is the case every year.