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25 May 2013 @ 04:18 pm
this…this is meaningful…  

Author Kristin Kathryn Rusch writes about a major change in book distribution and what it potentially means for writers.

It’s a really long article. It’s really worth reading. The *exceedingly* short take-away of it is that you may soon be seeing copies of NO DOMINION on bookstore shelves near you…

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

kitmizkit on May 26th, 2013 09:31 am (UTC)
Well, it seems to mean that a new CE Murphy book will come up in the system, given that it suggests that the new KKRusch book came up in it automagically. It's still not particularly helpful if you haven't got an established name, perhaps, but it's an interesting change!
ruford42 on May 28th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
Yes, very interesting...Strangely though no book stores are letting me order Shaman Rises or Stonemaster just yet!

For online stores, recommendation systems can be helpful -- though I'm surprised that none of the systems I've dealt with so far let you be alerted when there's a new release for a title either by a given author or a series.

One thing I liked about the days I was able to deal with an independent book store, is they'd hear from the other local people and were able to offer recommendations and they would also review the new releases blurbs from Ingram -- Though, honestly I'd be afraid to try and keeping up with that today given the sheer number of authors who've sold world rights, not to mention the various formats.