9 Media Death Watch

This WEEK in MEDIA 220: Media Death Watch

January 28, 2010

This week indie bookstores were discussed and how they are trying to find their place in the world. How indie stores are finding their niche and target audience. Also what is being discussed is the fact that film makers are trying to do their own distribution as well.

So, there are a lot of bookstores out there that are independent and are trying to figure out what they can do to make a profit and be successful. There are a lot of bookstores that are having trouble. I think that there needs to be an added effect to make these bookstores work. Even the huge bookstores are having a lot of trouble. Borders is filing for bankruptcy, this is not a good sign. I am finding myself also buying books to help these bookstores thrive. I don’t want them to leave, but people really aren’t buying any books anymore. I am hoping that with all of these notebooks like the iPad, Kindle and Nook, book sales will really begin to thrive again.

Along with this indie trend, independent movie makers are becoming more popular and are creating a larger controversy over people distributing their own films and finding someone to buy your movie and distribute it for you. I think that more people are making indie films and publishing them on places such as YouTube to get distribution as well as making real movies and actually doing well distributing them on their own and not having to pay a lot of money for a big producer to do this for you. I think that more and more people are doing this and creating short films, but as this podcast explains, they mostly don’t do well.

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