What Happened To the Long Tail?

In explaining the steep drop in Penguin Group USA’s profits for the first six months of 2012, CEO David Shanks said one important factor was the decline in backlist sales. Borders was an important customer for Penguin’s backlist, especially its classics line, so the collapse of the chain hurt Penguin more than some other publishers’ backlist offerings. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Long Tail of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’

Delia Owens’s debut novel has sold more than four million copies — an astonishing trajectory for any new writer, much less for a 70-year-old wildlife scientist. Continue reading at The New York Times

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For many immigrants, family separation happens long before the border

Review of 'A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century' by Jason DeParle Continue reading at The Washington Post

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I went on a week-long social media diet, and here's what happened

A study of Danish Facebook users published this month found foregoing Facebook for a week increased "life satisfaction" among participants. We went on our own seven-day social media diet to test the theory for ourselves. Continue reading at Stuff

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Revisiting the Long Tail Theory as Applied to Ebooks

The myth of the Long Tail for ebooks may be fading away as the digital book market grows, and it is operated by few mega e-retailers, argues Marcello Vena. The post Revisiting the Long Tail Theory as Applied to Ebooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Digital Printing Moves Beyond the Long Tail

There have been great advances in short-run digital printing (SRDP) and print-on-demand (POD) technologies over the last decade. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Get 'The Long Tail' E-Book for Free--in Comic-Book Form!

It may sound a little strange, but the SmarterComics version of this business bestseller is quite engaging. Here's your chance to read it online free of charge. Continue reading at PC World

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Federated Expands Long Tail Ad Empire to Wordpress

Wordpress.com blogs just got ad-friendlier. On the heels of its acquisition of Lijit Networks, Federated Media Publishing has struck a deal to expand its ad network further, offering Wordpress.com bloggers the ability to tap into its monetization tools. The opt-in service will give Federated the... Continue reading at AdWeek

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iBooks Bestsellers: 'What Happened' Is What's Happening

The most popular book in Apple's iBooks store is erstwhile Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton's tell-all, 'What Happened,' which unseated Stephen King's 'It' for the #1 slot. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Long Island library board comes to its senses and reverses ban on children’s Pride displays.

Following the recent onslaught of attacks on LGBTQ+ rights across the nation, the Smithtown Library Board of Trustees passed a resolution on June 21st to remove all Pride month displays from their children’s sections across all four buildings in the library’s district. The New York Library... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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A Daughter, Her Father and the Long-Gone Poet Who Brought Them Together

In her memoir “Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me,” Ada Calhoun set out to write a poet’s biography and found a connection to her father instead. Continue reading at The New York Times

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A new 'Black Mirror' season is in the works after a long hiatus

It seems Black Mirror is making a comeback. Three years after the fifth season of the sci-fi anthology series arrived, Variety reports that Netflix has greenlit a sixth season.Details are scant for now, though it seems casting is in progress for a season that's expected to have more episodes... Continue reading at Engadget

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What’s Happening With the Literary Community in Ukraine?

On today’s episode of The Literary Life, Mitchell Kaplan is joined by Marjana Savka and Victoria Amelina from Ukraine, to discuss the current situation in Ukraine, what it’s like publishing books in Ukraine right now, and what we can still do to support the Ukrainian efforts against Russia. From... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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In ‘The King’s Shadow,’ a Long Forgotten Spy Returns to the Spotlight

Edmund Richardson’s latest book revisits the tale of Charles Masson, a runaway British soldier who reinvented himself as an archaeologist and a spy. Continue reading at The New York Times

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What happened to Agatha Christie in 1926? A new novel explores her curious disappearance.

What happened to Agatha Christie in 1926? A new novel explores her curious disappearance. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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On The Lost Daughter, Vladimir, and What Happens When Women Have Had Enough

Early in Julia May Jonas’s searing debut novel Vladimir, the unnamed narrator, an “oldish white woman in her late fifties (the identity I am burdened with publicly presenting, to my general embarrassment)” finds herself in the last place anyone wants to be—a faculty meeting of a small New... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Hitting the Books: The decades-long fight to bring live television to deaf audiences

The Silent Era of cinema was perhaps its most equitable with both hearing and hearing-impaired viewers able to enjoy productions alongside one another, but with the advent of "talkies," deaf and hard-of-hearing American's found themselves largely excluded from this new dominant entertainment... Continue reading at Engadget

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This village was a book capital. What happens when people stop buying so many books?

Redu, Belgium, was for decades a destination for book lovers. But now more than half of its bookstores have closed. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Goldsmiths winner Harrison moves to Serpent's Tail from Gollancz after 40 years

Serpent's Tail has bagged a post-apocalyptic novel and a memoir from 2020 Goldsmiths Prize winner M John Harrison, who is leaving his long-term publisher Gollancz after 40 years.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bookstat: Ellis scales the chart at long last

J R Ellis’ Murder at St Anne’s (Thomas & Mercer) has clocked in as the Bookstat e-book number one for the week ending 11th December, marking the author’s first number one in the chart. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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