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bookstore sales droppedThe Chicago Sun-Times Shuts Down their Comment Section (The Digital Reader)
It’s widely accepted that the anonymity of the internet can turn almost anyone into a troll, and nowhere is this more true than in the comment section.
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February Bookstore Sales Dropped 6.8% (Publishers Weekly)
Hampered no doubt by bad winter weather, bookstore sales fell 6.8% in February, to $791 million, compared to February 2013, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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We are Drowning in Data About Readers and Attention, But Which Metrics Really Matter? (GigaOM)
Thanks to the web and real-time measurement tools, the media industry has gone from having virtually no hard data on readers and attention to an embarrassment of riches — not only can we measure what people click on, but we can measure how far down the page they got when they were reading, whether they posted a comment, which social networks they came from, and a hundred other pieces of data. The only problem is that this is very much a double-edged sword.
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I am the Last Page Grinch: My Problem with Unsatisfying Book Endings (Book Riot)
I don’t live in a world of bows (or at least, I don’t live in a world that’s ONLY bows) and I want to see the irony and tragedy of life reflected on the page in a way that’s at once both familiar and surprising OH MY GOD IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK FOR?

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Kindle Daily Deals: Under the Volcano (and others)

 
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