|Sources: Publishers Lunch Deluxe and Ingram|
- Fiction print sales have taken by far the biggest hit, followed by Business & Economics, Political Science, Self-Help, and to a lesser extent, House & Home. These are text-heavy categories that work well with today's eReaders.
- The print categories that have increased tend to be image-heavy, including Art, Photography, Design, Antiques & Collectables and Architecture. Somewhat surprisingly, however, sales of Reference works, Bibles and Study Aids in print have also increased, even though they're text-heavy.
- The obvious problem for brick & mortar retailers is that the most popular categories are the ones shifting the fastest to eBooks. Specialty stores focusing on art and related categories can work in some markets, but these categories aren't going to support independent booksellers in general.