Critical Linking: March 7th, 2014

Meet the bookstore that has given away more than 400,000 free books.

*whistles.* Now how about that.


Each year on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the National Education Association holds its annual nationwide reading celebration, Read Across America. The initiative sparked a boost in sales for some of Seuss’s classic titles. Last week, Dr. Seuss books owned 17 of the 25 spots on PW’s Picture Books bestseller list, and four of the top 10 titles on the Overall bestseller list, including the #1 spot, claimed by Green Eggs and Ham. Sales for Green Eggs and Ham more than doubled from the previous week

Man, I hope the NEA got a little kickback for that.


Six debut novelists will compete against writers at the “top of their form” on the longlist for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Pretty good list, it seems to me. (This used to be the Orange Prize)


Seattle’s Mars Hill Church paid a California-based marketing company at least $210,000 in 2011 and 2012 to ensure that Real Marriage, a book written by Mark Driscoll, the church’s founding pastor, and his wife Grace, made the New York Times best-seller list.

You know what’s a good way to make a small fortune by doing stuff like this? Start with a large fortune.


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