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The Three Percent Problem Available as an E-book, Buy on Friday

By Edward Nawotka

Our friend and colleague Chad Post writes today to let everyone know that The Three Percent Problem: Rants and Responses on Publishing, Translation, and the Future of Reading is now available. The book is a collection of “best of” pieces from the Open Letter Books’ Three Percent blog.

But be warned, Chad doesn’t want you to buy the book yet, as he explains:

For practical purposes, we’re only offering this as an e-book for the time being, at the very low price of $2.99. And as mentioned above, all of the proceeds from the sales of this book will go to paying our translators. . . . So you should buy two copies.

Actually, what I’d like for all of you to do is to buy a copy on Friday, September 16th at noon. Yes, I want to game Amazon’s ranking system and see if we can spawn some extra sales simply by inflating our position on the best-seller list. So, if you’re interested in supporting translators, or want something fun to read, or just want to see what happens when there’s a mad rush for a particular e-book, buy a copy for yourself and tell all your friends to do the same.

As linked to above, this is listed on Amazon, and for all the nook users out there, it’s also available via BN.com

Read the full announcement on Three Percent.

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