Critical Linking: The Most Read Stories: August 6-11, 2012

Here are the most read stories from the last week in Critical Linking…

The “200,000+ self-published ebooks sold” club

I’m not sure if I am glad that I have never read a book by any of these authors or if that makes me a literary relic. (Though I guess those two things aren’t mutually exclusive.)

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I’ve gone through the seven stages of grief and I’m now at acceptance. I hope you’ll join me there.

To say that 50 Shades makes romance fans uncomfortable is a bit of an understatement.

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But perhaps because of its current extreme trendiness, the genre seems to have transcended some of the critical and gender snobbery plaguing adult lit–as a frequent rider of public transportation, I can say anecdotally that you’re far more likely to see an adult male reading The Hunger Games than any book with a teacup on its cover.

I think the cause and effect is backwards here: YA’s transcendence of critical and gender snobbery has caused its popularity, not the other way around.

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Amazon UK now sells more ebooks than paperback and hardback print editions combined.

Man, remember the future?

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