Rumors are swirling that Borders bookstores is shutting down 400 stores and laying off 11,000 employees 다운로드. Which may be the kill shot from the internet we have been talking about for years.
First, it stinks that several thousand folks are going to be out of work 다운로드. I always liked bookstore employees because they are the friendliest in the retail world.
If you look to Barnes and Noble, the titan of bookstores, they too are on the chopping block 다운로드. Up for sale with a potential buyer, the company is losing money every quarter 국토지리정보원. The strongest segment of the business is their e-book reader, the Nook, and the corresponding e-book sales.
This all means that book superstores are going the way of the Dodo bird 다운로드.
The movie business is already done. Blockbuster is in the process of closing 1,000+ stores 모노그램 자각몽. Hollywood Video is in bankruptcy and, for me, they even tore down the building at the one I used to work at in Westwood 코만도스 1 다운로드!
The sales of DVD’s also plummeted 20% in the first quarter of 2011 다운로드.
I can’t remember the last time I bought a DVD.
Music and CD sales have been done for a while. The stores that used to sell CD’s: Wharehouse, Virgin Megastores, Tower Records, and others are now just fading memories 다운로드. The empty stores they left behind only show a passing resemblance to the hotspots they once were.
Here is a chart that shows 2009 sales of CD’s lowering back down to 1985 levels 더 길티 다운로드.
King for a day.
The internet has finally overcome and I say it’s for the better. Music is not dead, movies are still alive, and I’m reading more books than ever.
Perhaps the megastores, big boxes, and local DVD stores are gone. But, in their place I think we can expect more mom/pop used book stores, cult favorite CD stores (Amoeba music), and on-demand movies.
It’s a plus for all of us!