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The Book Riot Podcast, Episode #61: A Secret Bank of Uncomfortable Topics

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk new technology to help the visually impaired read, the bestselling books of 2014, plummeting author income, the resliance of print books, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by and Random House Audio and 99designs, the #1 marketplace for graphic design. Visit and enjoy the $99 savings!


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Links discussed in the show:

Follow-up: Little Free Libraries are now legal in Leawood, KS

Amazon offers Hachette authors 100% of ebook royalties

The FingerReader could be amazing

Bestselling Books of 2014 So Far

All print formats except mass market paperback up over last year

Professional Author income drops 40% since 2005

35 Most Powerful Books


New books discussed in the show:

Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
Paperback original: How to Survive a Sharknado by Andrew Shaffer


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