Critical Linking for April 1st, 2015


Unfortunately, most people don’t read. Sometimes, people do want to read—they’ve got a book at home sitting on the shelf that they fancy—but can never seem to find the time. Well my friends, this post is for you.

Of these 10 Simple Ways to Guarantee More Reading Time, I think #6 is the most effective.


The contract between “Big Five” book publisher HarperCollins and Amazon is about to expire and HarperCollins is refusing to sign an agreement with the new terms that Amazon is asking, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Business Insider.

With GO SET A WATCHMAN coming, HC has a big bargaining chip. They also have their own retail website and their business is sound. If they want to fight, now would be a good time.


Released to mark Penguin Books’ 80th birthday, the pocket-sized, 80p-a-pop Little Black Classics have been a hit, selling 70,545 copies in the first week of publication.

Not bad for a bunch of stuff you could probably find for free online.


The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) continues its reign as the nation’s #1 bestselling book – topping New York Times bestseller lists for a 9th straight week: #1 on the hardcover fiction, eBook fiction and combined print & eBook bestseller lists for the week of March 29th.  The Girl on The Train is now the fastest-selling adult hardcover fiction debut ever. 

Fastest selling adult hardcover debut is really quite something.


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