Month: January 2012

The Death and Taxes poster is now available in bulk…

The Death and Taxes poster is now available in bulk…

Jess Bachman, the brilliant designer behind this bestselling poster, figured out how to use Kickstarter so schools and organizations can get 5 or more copies at a time, cheaply: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1071796535/death-and-taxes-2012-multiples-and-bulk Check it out.

Advice for authors, part one and part two

Advice for authors, part one and part two

If you’re an author or an aspiring author (and I trust that you are) it’s time to end the fruitless struggle with a dying business model and think hard about how the world has changed. I’ve written two posts on this (the first and the second). Here, unchanged, are both of them… From six years…

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Rethinking the bestseller list

Rethinking the bestseller list

A year ago, I explained why the Domino Project chose to reject the very broken, easily gamed New York Times bestseller list. Many authors and some publishers bend over backwards, changing every element of their business just to get on the list, in the mistaken belief that it still matters. It doesn’t, because shelf space…

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Reading isn’t dead, but it’s changing

Reading isn’t dead, but it’s changing

What does your gut tell you about this statement: “Kids in high school read more books for fun than their parents.” In fact, it’s true. Young adult reading is up 20% since the last time the survey was done by the Feds, and a recent commercial survey finds the same thing. Of course, these kids…

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