Morning Links: Cheerios ebook code. Goodreads spam?

By Joanna Cabot
April 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Publishers Finally Taking the Reins on Web Marketing (Digital Book World) I’ve noticed that for the first time there is nearly universal agreement on the following five things… *** Cheerios [...]

Should authors respond to positive reviews?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
April 7, 2015 // 5 Comments

There have been plenty of stories over the years of authors who have gone a bit off the deep end when reacting to negative reviews. However, what should authors do when a good review comes along? [...]

Morning Links: Critics sound off on Clean Reader. Best books lists outdated?

By Joanna Cabot
April 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Outdated Concept of a ‘Best Books’ List (GoodeReader) It doesn’t really matter what the list is or what it’s measuring, there’s bound to be a critic and there’s guaranteed to [...]

Goodreads: A Casualty of the .Ca Upgrade

By Joanna Cabot
April 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

I wrote earlier about converting my account over to the .ca portal. Amazon seems to be strongly preferring that people shop at their ‘correct’ country portal these [...]

Morning Links: Why I quit Goodreads. Facebook to become publishing platform?

By Joanna Cabot
March 25, 2015 // 3 Comments

Why I Quit Goodreads (or, The Bookternet Is Not Safe for Women) (Book Riot) The Kathleen Hale controversy snapped into focus something I had always kind of wondered about: as a woman, putting my [...]

Morning Links: Magazine subscription services say why not doomed. Story of Lorem Ipsum

By Joanna Cabot
March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

‘Netflix for Magazines’ Services Explain Why They Are Not Doomed (Media Shift) It must be depressing to hear so many people say that your company’s business model has no future. *** The [...]

Weekend Links: Authors share favorite audiobooks on Audible. Children’s book market growing

By Joanna Cabot
December 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Children’s Book Market Has Grown 44% in the Last Decade (GoodeReader) Nielsen hosted the first annual Children’s Book Summit in Manhattan and produced research for over a four year [...]

Morning Links: Goodreads best books of 2014. Growing author discontent with Kindle Unlimited

By Joanna Cabot
December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Goodreads Best Books of 2014 (GoodReads) Announcing the winners of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year! *** [...]

Morning Links: 3 Questions about Goodreads gender study. Novels that started in NaNoWriMo

By Joanna Cabot
November 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Are Parents Under-Reporting the eBooks They Buy for their Kids? (The Digital Reader) One common concern with consumer surveys is that the respondents might not answer truthfully. Whether through [...]

Quote of the day: “What happens when The Guardian lets an author gloat about stalking a blogger”

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 20, 2014 // 6 Comments

Plagiarism or not, second-hand reporting or not, I can’t do better than to simply repeat and link to the above headline. Here’s The Guardian, defender of free speech and woolly thinking, [...]

Weekend Links: Father’s Day Kindle sale. Evolution of the Sony Reader and more

By Joanna Cabot
June 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kindles on Sale for Father’s Day (GalleyCat) Amazon is running a Father’s Day sale on Kindle Fire HDX devices and Amazon Fire TV devices. *** The Evolution of the Sony Reader—in [...]

Goodreads adds new ‘Ask the Author’ feature

By Joanna Cabot
May 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

I posted this to the Morning Links, but this is such a cool story that I wanted to elaborate further. Goodreads has added an intriguing new feature called ‘Ask the Author’ which allows [...]

Morning Roundup: Summer reading programs kick off. Amazon picks best summer reads

By Joanna Cabot
May 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Summer Reading Programs Kick Off as School Year Ends (GoodeReader) Schools around the country are getting ready to dismiss for the summer months, but parents don’t have to let the gains their [...]

Morning Roundup: Bloggers are media, Goodreads launches “Add Amazon Books” feature and more

By Joanna Cabot
April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

New Competition Highlights Indie Books (Indie Reader) The Pulitzer prize winning British newspaper, The Guardian, is co-sponsoring a new competition exclusively for indies. *** Goodreads Launches Add [...]

My Goodreads Wishlist for 2014

By Joanna Cabot
January 2, 2014 // 4 Comments

One of my first online tasks of the year was to update my Goodreads reading challenge. I aimed for 50 books last year and fell just short, but one of my new year’s resolutions is to waste less [...]

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