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10 reasons for still buying regular books

December 29, 2009 2 comments

10 reasons for still buying good old books even after buying eReader:

  1. If it does not come in a digital format
  2. For getting it signed by the author
  3. To read during take-off and lending
  4. For beach reading – I don’t want any sand on my Kindle
  5. Buying it for a present
  6. If it is a picture book
  7. If it is a classic, like Moby-Dick
  8. For children under 6 years old
  9. If you are on a trip and forgot your eReader
  10. After visiting one of the indie book store

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Any more? Do you think that some of these will change? Will some of these cases, for buying the good old book, shape the future of the publishing market?

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Thanks to Twitter we are buying the future!

October 20, 2009 1 comment

I was recently amazed to see how many books on the Top 100 bestsellers list are ready for pre-order!

What is the twitter connection?

Just search on Twitter Search for pre-order+amazon+book. By the way, books are just one of the many items that are available for pre-order on Amazon. Apparently twitter helps to close the sale cycle faster, even before the product is actually available. Twitter helps to quickly raise awareness to the upcoming products. I also think that Amazon is doing a great job sharing this information here.

I wonder how that list looked few years ago in the pre-twitter era.

So maybe the real-time web is not just about the present but includes the near future too?!

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picture credit: aussiegall

I’m also proud to have a book on Amazon Kindle store! My new eBook is available in Kindle version here:  Timing the tweet

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