Monday, November 26, 2007
"Less than 1/3 of the (88,000 plus) “Kindle” books are fiction...Amazon’s books actually lag behind in the numbers" (DearAuthor on all that glitters)
"Do you know what annoys me? What really annoys me? Reading a book, and feeling that the author wrote it just to get paid. Sheesh." (Karen Scott on kink-sploitation)
"We have reason to suspect that someone (or a group of someones) might be mobilizing people to attack me through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, etc., to hurt my sales and reputation...." (Patricia Cornwell, starting to sound a little grandoise-slash-paranoid)
Why people think they buy books -- top reason: Previous familiarity with author's other work 99.1%, bottom reason -- Receiving toys or other promotional gimmicks from author 3.2% (Book Promotion 101)
Dymocks (an Australian bookstore chain) is looking at releasing an ereader device: "The one that we're in discussions with is not only a very good piece of hardware but also one that's capable of supporting the Adobe and Microsoft formats that we're selling on our website at the moment."