Critical Linking: July 26th, 2013

 

Top 200 books published in 2013 that people have added on Goodreads.

I like how Divergent, which won’t be published for months, already has 2700 ratings and a 4.5+ star average. That, my friends, is what you call review-proof.

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Sources close to print, the method of applying ink to paper in order to convey information to a mass audience, have confirmed that the declining medium passed away early Thursday morning. The influential means of communication was 1,803.

I just realized…did they name it The Onion because it makes you cry, but from laughing?

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The company’s success mirrors a surge in digital sales, which reached $70 million last year, up from $25 million in 2011, according to a report released July 15 by ICv2, an online trade publication that covers pop culture. Digital sales made up 19 percent of the total North American market, which rose 13 percent to $750 million in 2012, up from $665 million the year before.

You know who is not mad about ebooks? The comics industry, that’s who.

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Apple could get smacked with a $500 million bill from the states and class action lawyers in the ebook pricing suit, based on the amounts that the settling publishers have already paid out.

Sounds like a lot, until you realize is less than one-half of one percent of Apple’s cash. 

 

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