The digital e-book and online book-buying were once confidently given as proof that the publishing industry was as dead as... well, as dead as the old-fashioned book itself.
Not so. A new report commissioned by the New Zealand publishing industry shows there's been a big increase in sales of both e-books and actual books.
In fact, e-books only account for seven percent of sales in New Zealand. It seems we still have an unaccountable love of print on paper, with authors and publishers contributing almost $400 million to the economy this year.
What is behind this publishing comeback? Lynn Freeman asks Melanie Laville-Moore, president of the Publishers Association.