The Cuckoo’s Calling Reveals a Lot About Publishing (Business Insider)The Cuckoo's Calling
The revelation that J.K. Rowling was the author behind little known author Robert Galbraith’s acclaimed but low-selling novel “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” released earlier this year, has been decried as a publicity stunt from some corners.
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eBooks Up Modestly in First Quarter 2013 (Digital Book World)
Ebook revenue growth in the U.S. has slowed in 2013 afters years of double- and triple-digit gains.
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Popular Cooking Site AllRecipes is Getting a Print Magazine This Fall (Paid Content)
The 16-year-old cooking website, which was acquired by Meredith last year, is getting a bimonthly print magazine this fall.
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The eBook Rental Market Heats up in Denmark as Mofibo and Riidr Laucnh Competing Services (The Digital Reader)
The term “Spotify for ebooks” gets thrown around a lot but in reality there are only a handful of startups that have lived up to the name (Skoobe in Germany, 24Symbols in Spain, etc).
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Kindle Daily Deals: “Anything You Want” by Derek Sivers (and 3 others)


  1. I’m surprised that people are surprised by Rowling book reveal. Books don’t sell well because they’re good, they sell well because they’re “popular” for whatever reason. Maybe I’m forcing a mataphor, but I think book selling is a lot like rubbernecking, people want to read the books getting the attention the same way they turn their heads towards an accident by the side of the road. Dan Brown, for example, is a really bad writer and will probably always be a bad writer but he is set for good sales for life. Publish him under a pen name and all of a sudden his readers would see him differently.

    It’s all marketing.

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