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Think the Printed Book Is Dead? Think Again.

The recent trend in media has been all about the rise of electronic books and the demise of the printed book. While e-books have definitely been growing at a rapid clip year to year -- by 45% in 2012 in America -- this statistic doesn't tell the whole story. What many don't realize is that printed books actually grew revenue in 2012 worldwide by 1.3%.

In the following video, Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos discusses this recent data and its ramifications for companies such as Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) and Barnes & Noble, (NYSE: BKS  ) .

Blake's not the only one arguing against the demise of printed books, either -- be sure to check out The New Yorker's James Surowiecki's recent article, too.

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The Motley Fool's industrials analyst, I specialize in 3-D printing and also do my best to stay up-to-date in the fields of robotics and oceanic transportation. Follow me on Twitter, Google+, and/or Facebook below for the most important 3-D printing industry developments and other great stories.

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