I'm heading back to work this morning.
This was in the Asia Pulse News on Monday:
Sales of books and magazines in 2007 dropped for the third straight year, falling 3.1 per cent to 2.08 trillion yen (US$19 billion), according to figures released Friday by the Research Institute for Publications.
These numbers are deceptive because, while the number of books sold didn't change, the price of them did. A greater percentage of books sold were cheap cell phone novels that brought down the average price of all books by 3.8 percent.