The Book Publicity Blog

News, Tips, Trends and Miscellany for Book Publicists

Morning Brief

According to Information Week, it turns out only 20 percent of Americans read political blogs (many of whom are actually over … 63).  I guess that’s (sort of?) good for us book publicists since older people tend to buy more books.

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Wondering what a good news blog looks like?  You may want to check some of these, courtesy of Ryan Sholin on Invisible Inkling.

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M.J. Rose of Buzz, Balls & Hype posts about what authors should think about when setting up websites.

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The New York Observer reports that McNally Robinson may soon have a second outpost on the West Side. 

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Tina from Viking Penguin pointed out that Daily Candy covered Titlepage.TV today.  Pretty much all the lit blogs have written up Dan Menaker’s new web show, but it’s nice to see a popular non-literature focused site covering our world.

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TechCrunch reports that Amazon has launched two Facebook apps, Amazon Giver (which allows you to post your Amazon wish list on your profile) and Amazon Grapevine (which broadcasts your Amazon purchases).  Should be interesting to see if / how this affects book sales.

March 13, 2008 - Posted by | Blogs, Book trailers, Bookstores, Miscellaneous, Online Marketing, Social Networking | , , , , ,

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