This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon trying to get independent bookstores to sell Kindles, ereader accessability, the myth of female-dominated YA authorship, Mackenzie Bezos’ 1-star review, an inside look at the Booker Prize process, new books, and more. This week’s episode is sponsored by Swoon Reads and Fangasm by Katherine Larsen and Lynn S. Zubemis.
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Links discussed in the show:
Indie bookstores can now sell Amazon Kindles, get a 10% commission on future Kindle books sold
In continuing Amazon news: Bad job, Mackenzie Bezos
Coalition of Ereader Manufacturers files request to be exempt from federal law that mandates electronic devices have assistive technology for people with disabilities
Stat corner: A closer look at the NYT YA bestseller list
Goodreads Choice Awards nominees
Confessions of a Booker Prize Judge
Riot reader Jeff Montgomery wrote a song about bookish girls
New books discussed in the show:
The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg
Havisham by Ronald Frame
Bellman & Blackby Diane Setterfield
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