I am ignoring the economy, and it's a good idea. This is why: I'm starting a new business venture, in which I am publishing other's work electronically. Ebooks are becoming more and more popular, and are a viable alternative to print--so many people work from their computers, and most ebooks are sold as instant-access items.
The Association of American Publishers reports that in October, 2008, books sales were down overall. However, this same report shows ebook sales increased by 73%. Increased! People want their books, and they want them electronically.
That's fine by me. I only sell ebooks--no print. No trees are harmed in the production of my books. No trucks used any gas to transport them. Ebooks rock! Consider making the switch for reading that you want to save--how-to nonfiction, for example.
Okay, my public service announcement is over for today.