Thursday News: B&N DRM troubles; FTC gone fishing; Bowker’s sad and wrong self publishing stats
But their numbers on self publishing aren’t just demonstrably wrong, they are negligently wrong. Bowker claims the number of self published titles put on the market this year is 235,000. As Nate points out, this number doesn’t include the single largest self publishing market Amazon. And even the self pub platforms it does include, the numbers are incorrect. Nate concludes
Folks, when it takes 5 minutes of Googling to disprove a new statistic via publicly available info, that statistic isn’t flawed. It is completely and utterly bogus from beginning to end. The Digital Reader
From BN’s actual website, are these instructions.
And finally, an infographic from TeachingDegree.org