Friday, August 30, 2013

What The Best Seller List Means: Then and Now

Until now, customers have had little reason to buy direct from publishers, but increased personalization and customization may be the incentive that sways them.
In 1973, Gore Vidal sardonically critiqued the bestseller list of the age, and now Lauren Sarner echoes the practice, mining cultural signifiers from our own current list.
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Startup promises to combine the best of social media book discovery and bargain book shopping.
From the Archives:
Ohio publishers Two Dollar Radio are interested in singular, bold writing, and if you tattoo their logo on your body you get a lifetime of books for free.

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