Critical Linking: July 9th, 2014

 

The list that follows isn’t exhaustive – no book preview could be – but, at over 8,000 words strong and encompassing 84 titles, this is the only second-half 2014 book preview you will ever need. Scroll down and get started.

Another bookmark-worthy literary preview from The Millions.

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David Naggar, VP of Kindle content and independent publishing, sent a letter to a few Hachette authors, literary agents and Authors Guild president Roxana Robinson over the weekend suggesting that “for as long as this dispute lasts, Hachette authors would get 100% of the sales price of every Hachette ebook we sell. Both Amazon and Hachette would forego all revenue and profit from the sale of every ebook until an agreement is reached.” The idea, seemingly, is that that loss of ebook revenue would “motivate both Hachette and Amazon to work faster to resolve the situation.”

So Hachette would give up their 70% and Amazon would give up 30%. Nice try, Amazon. Nice. Try.

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A few titles sell fabulously well and most sell poorly.  An incremental increase is sales rank is usually matched by an exponential increase is sales. 

Remind me again how self-publishing is all that different from traditional publishing?

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The New Yorker is overhauling its website and making all the articles it has published since 2007 available free for three months before introducing a paywall for online subscribers.

Well, at least you’ll know the deal with The New Yorker. Up to now, things were free or paywalled based on some weird system that was frustratingly opaque.

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