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(via The Shifting Landscape of Book Reviews) This is a nice little overview of a handful of popular book review blogs. I do have a question about the graphic, though. I can’t quite tell whether the reader is reading: (a) an indie book; (b) a book review blog; (c) the ebook bestseller list; or (d) today’s price for pork bellies.

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Bowker: self-published e-books 12% of sales | The Bookseller

Bowker: self-published e-books 12% of sales | The Bookseller Self-published titles make up 12% of all e-book sales, according to new findings from Bowker Market Research. The popularity of self-published titles rises when looking at certain categories, with the self-published share of e-book volume sales more than 20% in areas such as crime, science fiction and fantasy, romance and humour. The research is based on Bowker’s regular Books & Consumers survey, which holds monthly interviews…

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Are libraries offering enough self-published ebooks? | Digital Book World

Are libraries offering enough self-published ebooks? | Digital Book World A self-published novel, The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken, was the best-selling ebook on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble during the week ending April 13, 2013. This statistic demonstrates a major shift in our literary ecosystem—self-published books have become culturally important. Our society is now producing relevant books—books worth reading, books impacting our culture—from individuals, not just publishing houses. This is a significant change and…

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The Agent as (Sort of) Publisher

The Agent as (Sort of) Publisher A sure sign that the paradigm is shifting: While there has been some grumbling in the industry about the ethics and logistics when literary agents start acting as publishers, many firms are now offering a suite of services in this area. Only a handful of agencies are actually publishing titles by their clients through in-house divisions, with more offering publishing services to clients who (usually) can’t land an offer…

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