The title of this Google Trends graph is “Bookstores”. Without seeing the headlines for the lettered markers, can you guess what key events they represent for the book industry? I find it interesting that the “Search volume index” has gone down since 2004 while the “News reference volume” has increased.
|Potter fans camping out at bookstores
Melbourne Herald Sun – Jul 20 2007
|Wal-Mart Takes On Bookstores
Atlantic Online – Oct 16 2009
|eBooks in bookstores from next year
Brisbane Times – Oct 19 2009
|Google eBooks: Does it give independent bookstores a fighting chance?
Christian Science Monitor – Dec 7 2010
|Borders bookstores: the final chapter?
Washington Post – Feb 16 2011
|Liberty Media Sees More Than Just Bookstores In Barnes & Noble
FOX Business – May 20 2011
(Graph and table from Google Trends)