Critical Linking: March 5th, 2014


10 Free Audiobook Sites

Audiobooks can be pretty pricey, so it’s nice to have some free alternatives. (Also, you might try your local library).


“My experience with the gangster bullies in the forum has been very bleak and ugly,” Rice writes on the petition to Amazon. “I post there under my own name. They blatantly violate your guidelines with personal insults and harassing posts. If you would only apply your own guidelines this would greatly help. I feel a lot of these people are obsessive abusers who have found some sort of dark home on Amazon tormenting writers. I urge you to take action.”

Just wait until Anne Rice discovers Reddit.


So the primary differentiator, price, is becoming a very noisy signal. At $3.99 you can get a very good book or a very bad book or something in between.

Very smart and provocative piece on the side-effects of Amazon’s review system.


An infographic that keeps track of all of Shakespeare’s deaths for you

Well, not Shakespeare’s death. The deaths of his characters. But you get the idea.


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