Critical Linking: November 19th, 2012


As unbelievable as this sounds, I heard from two different people that I’d worked with, two different summers while I was in college.  I hadn’t heard from these coworkers in twenty years…and they both happened to find me through the free book promo.

If you run a free book promotion, you might hear from people you haven’t heard from in twenty years. Or you could finally get a Facebook account.


You create lists of your favorite books, review some of those books, share them on social networks and follow other people.

QUIZ: does this sentence describe Goodreads or some new service called Riffle?


What indie rock bands have figured out is that the purchase of music does not have to be an either/or proposition. They don’t make their customers choose between analog or digital. Whenever you buy a record from just about any indie band, it comes with either a CD or with a card that contains a URL and a download code so you can get a digital copy at no additional cost.

Dying for this for books. Just dying for it.


Online consumers are being bought and sold like chattel.

Yea, no they aren’t. Look up chattel, dude.


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