May 17 2013
Friday News: Amazon responds to its customers and creates a New Adult category; Big Book to Movie Flops; Diddy in Downton Abbey?
This is just another sign of how nimble Amazon is. I was told it took two years for BN to roll out the Teen Paranormal change in its stores and now that Teen PNR is on the decline, BN may be feeling shy of making any in store change but being quick to respond in retail is more important today than ever. Target is rumored to be taking more NA books. J.A. Rederminki’s Edge of Never, picked up by Grand Central, will spotlighted in store buy this summer.
Categories are all about helping the reader find the right book. Hopefully as New Adult grows and matures and changes, it will be become its own category and we can find romance as a subheading along with fantasy, historicals and others. (As an aside, I was pitched an NA historical the other day that I plan to read. Will report back.) Amazon
Representative Review Quote: “I can’t say this enough: This movie is about an adult male dressed in pink jammies.” -Washington Post
For example, what distinguishes game theory, and economics generally, from other social science approaches is its emphasis on individual choice. That’s how economists explain behavior. For Austen, choice is an obsession. She mentions “the power of choice” and states that it is “a great deal better to chuse than to be chosen.”
When Fanny Price, in “Mansfield Park,” receives the proposal of the rich but smarmy Henry Crawford, her entire adoptive family pressures her to accept, but Fanny heroically resists, telling her uncle Sir Thomas that it is simply her choice: “I — I cannot like him, sir, well enough to marry him.”
Economists love results that are not intuitive. One such result, which still gives people pause, is that a country technologically worse at producing everything should still trade with a technologically superior country — as long as it has a comparative advantage in producing one good relative to another.
Fun and interesting. PBS NewsHour | PBS