Critical Linking

Critical Linking: November 19th, 2012

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.

 

As unbelievable as this sounds, I heard from two different people that I’d worked with, two different summers while I was in college.  I hadn’t heard from these coworkers in twenty years…and they both happened to find me through the free book promo.

If you run a free book promotion, you might hear from people you haven’t heard from in twenty years. Or you could finally get a Facebook account.

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You create lists of your favorite books, review some of those books, share them on social networks and follow other people.

QUIZ: does this sentence describe Goodreads or some new service called Riffle?

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What indie rock bands have figured out is that the purchase of music does not have to be an either/or proposition. They don’t make their customers choose between analog or digital. Whenever you buy a record from just about any indie band, it comes with either a CD or with a card that contains a URL and a download code so you can get a digital copy at no additional cost.

Dying for this for books. Just dying for it.

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Online consumers are being bought and sold like chattel.

Yea, no they aren’t. Look up chattel, dude.