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Get Paid to Read Fiction

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 9, 2004, at 3:45 PM in News & Opinion

Penguin UK has a contest going where they will pay men 1000 pounds if they are caught reading a selected Penguin title in public. The Good Booking campaign is effort for to men to read more fiction. This from the Guardian article describing the campaign: Whatever the mechanics of the Good Booking initiative, there's a serious issue at stake.

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Quiet tomorrow

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 4, 2004, at 2:36 AM in News & Opinion

We are shutting down the office tomorrow and the entire office is attending Book Expo America at McCormick Place in Chicago. This is the industry event for booksellers. Next week, Jack and I (the veteran and the novice) will share our thoughts on the convention.

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A New Enterprise

By Jack, published May 26, 2004, at 7:43 PM in News & Opinion

It is no secret that business books as a catagory are suffering. Certain classic publishers are now selling cook books--The Free Press--and some have disappeared--Perseus Books, actually they still exist but as the name of a collection of publishers. W.

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One recruit missed

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 17, 2004, at 6:40 PM in News & Opinion

I missed one of our reviewers in my original post. Cathy Alper of C Results is also reviewing for us. You will see her first review this afternoon.

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DearReader.com

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 17, 2004, at 2:30 PM in News & Opinion

I don't know if you are familiar with DearReader. com. The service is the brainchild of Suzanne Beecher.

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Signed business books

By Jack, published April 27, 2004, at 5:10 PM in News & Opinion

Lawrence Block has been writing books forever. He has won everything a mystery writer can win. Edgar's et.

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Searching for Books

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 26, 2004, at 1:45 PM in News & Opinion

Angie McKaig has some problems with the Amazon search engine. Angie contends that while Amazon's Search in Book has added functionality, but makes the results less relevant. Our search engine is far from perfect.

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Latest attempt at changing books

By Jack, published April 22, 2004, at 4:51 PM in News & Opinion

Looks like Sony has another product might replace books. Here's what The Guardian thinks. Todd talked about it last week and here is an actual review.

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Powell on Business Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 16, 2004, at 2:54 PM in News & Opinion

Michael Powell is the founder of Portland-based Powells Books. His flagship store is over a block long and offers over a million titles. He introduced a simple idea - offer used books next to new books.