I was in Dark Carnival Bookstore yesterday and asked the owner, Jack Rems, if he'd noticed any slacking off of people buying Tor books.
"Nope," he said.
What about people going out of their way to buy Tor books?
"What do you think of the Hugo nominations?" I asked.
"They were nominated by puppies, or something?"
And one final word from Jack: "People don't buy books from publishers, they buy books from authors."