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Wednesday News: Holiday Bells; Condoms; and the case of the manufactured discovery problem

Wednesday News: Holiday Bells; Condoms; and the case of the manufactured...

I think publishers just really want readers to have discovery problems, so we can all be in the same boat. I have been working with readers for years, and I have heard many, many, many complaints from them in re: books. I have heard them complain that they have too much to read, and I have heard them complain that their favorite authors don’t write fast enough, and I have heard them complain that the book they want to read is not in paperback yet, and I have heard them complain that they will never catch up with their book piles, and I have heard them complain that their spouse has asked them to stop buying books for six months, and I have heard them complain that certain famous authors haven’t been writing as well, and I have heard them complain that there is too much good TV right now and it’s basically impossible to balance reading time and TV time anymore. (I myself have also levied each of these complaints.) What I do not hear them say is that they can’t find anything to read. Now, to be fair, I mostly deal with readers in bookstores, in libraries, and online, which are places designed for book discovery. Bookavore

Tuesday News: 7″ Tablet Phone; Library For All Kickstarter; Failure; and New discovery engine

Tuesday News: 7″ Tablet Phone; Library For All Kickstarter; Failure; and...

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