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Would the death of Barnes & Noble also kill book discovery?
January 31, 2013 | 11:46 am

Digital Book World posted an excellent article today about the Barnes & Noble elephant in the room at DBW 2013. The big takeaway from this article was this statistic: "According to the most recent Codex survey, online selling accounts for 61 percent of book sales, but only 7 percent of discovery." That's huge. I'm one of those 61 percent. Sure, I buy all my books online, but I find new books and authors by browsing my local Barnes & Noble. And what happens if that local Barnes & Noble goes away? It's not looking good for them as a business right now. Well,...

Morning Links — Publishers say e-readers will soon be irrelevant
January 16, 2013 | 9:18 am

• Publishers Are Optimistic About Digital Transition, Say E-Readers Will Soon Be Irrelevant (Digital Book World) • Coverage of the opening day of DBW2013 (Digital Book World) • Children still prefer reading physical books, finds Scholastic (The Bookseller) • Kids' eBook Consumption  Has Doubled Since 2010 (App Newser) • 54% of U.S. kids have never read an ebook: New report (Paid Content) • With release in hardcover, 50 Shades completely flips traditional publishing cycle (Paid Content) • Emailing Jeff Bezos Every Time You Read a Book on Kindle Is the Best Art Project (Gizmodo) • Kindle Daily Deals: Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck (+ 3 others)...