The Shifting Landscape of Book Reviews (Indie Reader)
With few exceptions, major news publications do not review indie books, even though more than 235,000 titles were self-published as of 2011. This lack of coverage in traditional media outlets, however, has not stopped indies from their rise.
Are Books Obsolete? Thoughts on the Printed Word (Apartment Therapy)
I was browsing Etsy one day, and I noticed someone selling a book that I loved as a child. It was ‘Half Magic,’ by Edward Eager, but the title of the book wasn’t anywhere in the listing. The book was being sold as a prop. ‘Vintage décor,’ the listing said. Which made me sad, but also got me thinking. Are books becoming obsolete?
Inside Digg’s Race to Build the New Google Reader (Wired)
Andrew McLaughlin is, like, California-enthusiastic. Like, we’re-totally-going-to-do-this-guys enthusiastic. The 43 year-old CEO of the recently re-imagined Digg is a believer in the way the Internet can make the world better.
The Paywall Mirage: More Are Paying for News But Most Aren’t and Likely Never Will (paidContent)
A Reuters Institute study shows that more people are paying for their news, particularly on tablets and phones—but it also confirms that the vast majority of readers aren’t paying and most say they likely never will.
Kindle Daily Deals: “The Trinity Game” by Sean Chercover (and 3 others)