Cover to Cover #444: Electronic Sales and More

Flip This ZombieVoicemail: Web Genii mentions a blog post that talks about measuring the numbers of book torrent downloads, and wants to know if electronic book sales currently count towards the New York Times Best Sellers Lists; she also asks what might be the sense is behind regional restrictions of electronic books.

Mike S reminds us that the NYT lists are based on number of books purchased by bookstores to sell, not actual copies sold... USA Today's lists are based on actual books sold out of bookstores.

You never thought you'd hear Ayn Rand being used to examine the difference between information that should be free and entertainment that should be paid for, didja?

The Library: New additions to the studio Library this week: Flip This Zombie! by Jesse Petersen; Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio; Grail by Elizabeth Bear; Jack: Secret Vengeance by F. Paul Wilson; The Raven Queen by Jules Watson; Shadow Fever by Karen Marie Moning; Across the Universe by Beth Revis; Extreme Perspective for Artists by David Chelsea

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Comments

  1. I'm a newcomer to Dragon Page. I appreciate and enjoy the opinions of the hosts. In traditional music publishing, their observation, examination, and explanation is mostly non-existent. The last brick & mortar music store I visited (last week) gave me a conversation that put everything you talk about into bleak contrast by perspective. The comment made by the owner of the store, after about 5 minutes of conversation, was "The internet is killing publishing, right?" It was good that I had to cut things short to go eat supper.

    I came to Dragon Page because my newest addition, the Ninjas, don't post that often, so I had some more time. I like the emphasis on good writing and good stories. Good job.

    Cheers!
    Michael

  2. Mennenga Joulie says:

    These books can not be somewhere to buy in Hungary? Already looking for some very good shops (www.konyv-konyvek.hu), but could not find it anywhere. It may be there at all? Hungarian translation exist?

  3. I wasn't sure if you had read this somewhere else but I thought I would share it as it deals with something that you guys have talked about for years and that is some traditional pubs just don't get it.

    http://www.thebookseller.com/news/time-called-enhanced-e-books-lbf-digital-conference.html