Bookscan’s Impact/BCC Analyzes the “Best”/Podcasting a Novel/New Research

June 6, 2006

The Impact of Bookscan
For five years, a service from Nielsen—those folks who track viewers of television shows—have tracked the sales of books at major retail outlets, such as Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Costco. Daniel Gross outlines the implications in his Slate essay, “Book Clubbed.”

Book Critics Circle Continues about NYTBR's Best List
In an attempt to analyze the selection of the best novels in the past 25 years by the New York Times Book Review, the bloggers at bookcriticscirlce.blogspot.com have interviewed several individuals about their selections. They include Andrew Greer, Madison Smart Bell, Mary Karr, Stewart O'Nan, and Roxana Robinson.

Podcasting Your Novel
Everyone is podcasting these days, and it is not surprisingly that authors are doing the same. Best-selling Scot author Alexander McCall Smith is launching a podcast of his work. Read why.

New Research Service from SNReview
Working with FreeDictionary.com, SNReview is providing easy access to research material, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, as well as a dabbing of trivia on a new page: www.snreview.org/Research.html. Take a look.

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