There are so many links I come across and there is not enough time to write longer posts about all of them. Borrowing an idea from Ben Dowdy and his Misfill feature at The Pen Addict, I have started sharing these links in a blog post with a short description about why each article is interesting for authors.
- The Library Map (thelibrarymap.com) – An interesting infographic site that pulls Amazon data to show book popularity by number of reviews and proximity to other related books. The image at the top of the post was using a search for The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.
- NPR’s Book Concierge (NPR) – National Public Radio has been adding books to their Concierge since 2013. There are now over 2500 books that their reporters and critics have recommended with a host of interesting categories to help you uncover unexpected surprises.
- Glenn Yeffeth from BenBella talks about profit sharing (Mark Gottlieb Talks Books) – This whole post speaks truth and we at Bard Press 100% stand in the author camp.
- Ask HN: What is the best book you read in 2020? (Hacker News) – Great thread on books, old and new, that readers found last year.
- The top 10 business ebooks and audiobooks checked out from public libraries in 2020 (Fortune) – Interesting list with John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood topping both the ebook and audiobook lists.
- These are the 10 best-selling books of the decade (LitHub) – This post is a couple years old and doesn’t mention this interesting punch line – the ten best selling books of the 2010’s were about women.
- Create Audio Shows in Anchor using full-length songs (Anchor) – This is super interesting to me. You can create your own music show using all the music in Spotify’s catalog. The constraints include that tracks have to be played in their entirety and your show is only available on Spotify.