Episode 35

The Bad Sense of Kryptonite

While Jeff is on vacation, Rebecca and special guest host Matt Debenham talk about the science of writing a bestseller, the future of digital publishing, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and BookBub.

 

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Links Discussed in the Show:

Scientists quantify elements that make books popular or unpopular

How will digital publishing evolve in 2014?

Publishers make more profit on ebooks than hardcovers; authors make less

New Diary of a Wimpy Kid sold 1.8 million copies in print but didn’t even make the top 100 Kindle books in 2013. What’s up with kids and digital reading?

New Books:

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz

Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin by Nicole Hardy

New in Paperback: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg; Drinking with Men by Rosie Schaap

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