Critical Linking

Critical Linking: March 15, 2013

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

 

Fourteen years later, Constantino has donated more than 1.3 million books through the non-profit she eventually created.

It’s Friday. I thought I’d toss you a feel-good story.

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According to the survey, conducted in person and over the internet among nearly 6,000 U.S. adults, 27.1% currently buy ebooks and 22.7% expect to within a year, meaning that by 2014 about half of Americans will be buying ebooks.

I can’t tell if stats like these are surprising, expected, or what. 

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He calls this Lean Publishing, or “the act of publishing an in-progress book using lightweight tools and many iterations to get reader feedback, pivot until you have the right book and build traction once you do.”

I have my own term for it: “Please kill me now.”

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“[It] got more publicity than two-dozen books combined. I was on Nightline, and they did a piece on my family life. That book was everywhere and did a ton of press. But, again, it sold only 10,000 copies.”

Literary titles just don’t sell.