Critical Linking: June 10, 2013


Self-published titles make up 12% of all e-book sales, according to new findings from Bowker Market Research.

So if self-published titles are 12% of ebooks, and ebook are 20% of the overall book market, that means self-pubbed ebooks are just about 2% of all book sales. Maybe we can just calm down a little then.


The premise of our service is simple. We offer a range of book subscription gift packages, available in three-, six- and 12-month options. Our customers choose a package, tell us a little about the person they’re buying it for, and we use this information to send the recipient a hand-picked, gift-wrapped book once a month.

Here’s how I can tell this is a good idea: I would both buy this and be thrilled to get one as a gift.


But don’t worry; I have Nook Media’s back. As soon as I realized that the domains were unregistered I stepped up and paid the registration fees. And this morning, when I realized that @NookSnaps was unused, I snagged that as well.

Gah….someone at Barnes & Noble was asleep at the wheel here.


By the end of the interview Turvey had gone from saying the publishers had told him directly, to saying they had merely told people on his team, to finally saying the publishers had “likely” told someone on his team.

I find this whole Apple/DOJ/publishers trial a complete snooze, but this one little nugget is pure gold.


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