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June 7, 2007
If moving offices wasn’t enough excitement over the last weeks, we are also moving Reading Copy to a new home. Going forward this blog will be found at:
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Hopefully this will go smoothly for everyone, and see you on the other side.
June 6, 2007
The New York magazine takes a look inside Random House, which publishes 67 books every day. Its 33,000-book backlist provides 80% of the publisher’s profits – that’s Chris Anderson’s Long Tail theory in action.
June 5, 2007
As usual our bestselling books on AbeBooks.com during May were a mixed bunch. The Great Gatsby still in demand after all these years…..
1 The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
2 The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
3 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4 The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolkien
5 Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth by Peter Kelder
6 Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar by Thomas Cathcart
7 God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
8 The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden
9 The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
10 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
June 4, 2007
Were announced this past weekend at the Book Expo America. Five nominees in each of the 18 categories were listed for this years Quills
Betting on Harry Potter is no new concept but one London-based bookie is so convinced that Harry will be one of the characters to snuff it in the Deathly Hallows that he has stopped accepting wagers for Harry and has shifted betting to the possible killers.
For those keeping tabs Lord Voldemort is at 2-1 odds, followed by Professor Snape at 5-2.