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  • March 13, 2013
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The market research firm IDC  has just gotten their magic 8 ball  back from the pawn shop yesterday (the money was used to buy lottery tickets that didn’t win) and they have some new predictions to share today. According to IDC’s best guesses, in 2013 the global tablet market is expected to top 190.9 million…

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  • September 16, 2012
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Ever notice how Amazon only shares sales figures when they make it look good, and doesn’t share any more than it has to? Laura Hazard Owen on PaidContent has gotten ahold of a letter from Amazon Publishing’s VP Jeff Belle to literary agents proudly discussing how awesome Amazon Publishing is, mentioning a few books that…

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  • August 27, 2012
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The app tracking firm Flurry has been crunching the numbers on their servers and today they reported that Android and iOS devices are being adopted at surprising rates in a number of countries. While the US is still the single largest user of mobile devices, other countries including China, Chile, and Brazil are growing at…

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  • August 27, 2012
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The app tracking firm Flurry has been crunching the numbers on their servers and today they reported that Android and iOS devices are being adopted at surprising rates in a number of countries. While the US is still the single largest user of mobile devices, other countries including China, Chile, and Brazil are growing at…

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  • August 24, 2012
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As a member of the Illiterati, I must say that I’m dismayed by this next bit of news. You can forget the stereotype of the IMing, Facebook, callow youth of today with a short attention span. A recent market survey report shows that millennials (Americans born between 1979 and 1989) are buying far more books…

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  • August 23, 2012
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You can tell we’re getting close to the Presidential election by just how silly attempts to politicize things get. Case in point: Amazon’s new “heat map” of how well “red” and “blue” books are selling in different states. Amazon basically calls any given book “red” or “blue” based on marketing materials, reader votes, and so…

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  • August 23, 2012
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How do authors feel about their publishers? The UK’s “Writers’ Workshop” site has the results of a survey of about 300 authors, both professionally-published and self-published, conducted through assistance from several authors’ associations. Two thirds of those polled had published at least 3 books, and 70% had published one within the last twelve months (and…

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  • August 22, 2012
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Long-time young-adult literature fans might have been left scratching their heads when Amazon recently announced that the The Hunger Games trilogy had passed Harry Potter as its all-time bestselling young adult series. However, all became clear when Amazon mentioned that the series had been selling like crazy as e-books: for every print version of a…

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  • August 21, 2012
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How Amazon generates their best seller list The truly interesting ebook news today comes from Digital Book World. Today DBW debuted a new ebook bestseller list which aggregates the lists from 5 of the 6 larger US ebookstores (Apple is excluded). Each of the lists from Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google and Sony are tracked on…

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  • August 21, 2012
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How Amazon generates their best seller list The truly interesting ebook news today comes from Digital Book World. Today DBW debuted a new ebook bestseller list which aggregates the lists from 5 of the 6 larger US ebookstores (Apple is excluded). Each of the lists from Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google and Sony are tracked on…