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USA Today Goes Digital, Free Issue for Kindle Readers

USA Today is offering its daily newspaper to Kindle readers for a subscription fee. USA Today is the top selling newspaper in the nation and the flagship publication of Gannett. The paper is printed Monday through Friday so the first issue will be December 29, 2008, but a free issue is available to Kindle users tomorrow, December 26, 2008.

Is this one way to survive the doomed economy? In November, USA Today cut 5% of its newsroom.

Via Angela James.

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USA Todays Top 150 for the Last 15 Years

USA Today put out a list of the topselling books (according to its calculations) for the last fifteen years. Guess who has seven out of the top ten? The article that goes along with the list had two points that stood out for me:

Oprah Winfrey, whose book club has made 62 selections since 1996, influenced but did not dominate the list. Five of her picks are in the top 150, including Eckhart Tolle’s self-help guide, A New Earth, at No. 31.

What’s not on the list:

Romance: Nora Roberts has a nearly permanent spot on the weekly list. But because she and other romance writers publish so often, it’s harder for any one title to stand out over a longer period.