Did you know that Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan wrote a book about romance? They did and it came out today. It’s called Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance. BooksonBoard has it 25% using SmartonBoard coupon code. The bosom sightings posts at SmartBitches is hilarious.
February book sales were down a depressing 10.8%. January sales were assisted by the college students so it’s possible that the mass markets such as romance, fantasy, and urban fantasy books.
Guess what? iTunes introduced DRM free music but with strings called tiered pricing. Guess what though? Consumers like songs at $.99. After a few days of sales, the songs at $1.29 are dropping in the charts.
Stupid companies are trying to ruin Twitter by hiring people to spread fake grass roots hyping messages. “Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb has identified a number of household-name companies -‘ among them Apple, Skype, Kodak, Cisco, Adobe, Roxio, PC Tools, and Box.net -‘ whose products are hyped by identically worded, paid Magpie tweets.”
Baker & Taylor, the largest distributor of books & entertainment (also the company that was downgraded by Moody’s like last month because of its huge debt load) has partnered with LibreDigital to provide digital content. “This partnership creates a Baker & Taylor digital warehouse, from which the company will offer publisher services to include asset management, format transformation, marketing services, and customized channel distribution.”