Episode 27

Did Done Did Big Data

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon trying to get independent bookstores to sell Kindles, ereader accessability, the myth of female-dominated YA authorship, Mackenzie Bezos’ 1-star review, an inside look at the Booker Prize process, new books, and more. This week’s episode is sponsored by Swoon Reads and Fangasm by Katherine Larsen and Lynn S. Zubemis.

 

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Links discussed in the show:

Indie bookstores can now sell Amazon Kindles, get a 10% commission on future Kindle books sold

In continuing Amazon news: Bad job, Mackenzie Bezos

Coalition of Ereader Manufacturers files request to be exempt from federal law that mandates electronic devices have assistive technology for people with disabilities

Stat corner: A closer look at the NYT YA bestseller list

 

Goodreads Choice Awards nominees

Confessions of a Booker Prize Judge

 

Riot reader Jeff Montgomery wrote a song about bookish girls

New books discussed in the show:

The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg

Havisham by Ronald Frame

Bellman & Blackby Diane Setterfield

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