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Book Discovery and Blind Dates

Tove Leffler

True online book discovery requires serendipity, which can’t be programmed. The process is more going on a blind date and then falling in love with someone else.

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Nudging UK Book Discovery Toward the Mainstream

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By focusing on movie tie-ins and visual curation, UK app developers of The Nudge List hope to attract book buyers not accustomed to using traditional book sites.

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Is the Book Discoverability Bubble Ready to Pop?

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Millions of dollars are spent on apps and websites touting superior book discoverability, but there’s yet to be a category killer and skepticism is mounting.

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Survey Underway on LGBT Reading Habits and Book Discovery

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The Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) and St. Cloud State University are surveying LGBT readers about the books they read and how they find them. Here’s how to participate.

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TOC 2013: Authors, What Are You Doing Worth Discovering?

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At the TOC Author (R)Evolution Day, authors and speakers from Penguin, Kobo, NetGalley, Publishers Weekly Select shared their thoughts on discoverability.

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An Idea We’d Like to See: Reading Playlists

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Music services offer sharable, one-click downloadable playlists of songs. Why not do the sames for full text articles and book excerpts?

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Bookish.com Launches, Applies Big Data to Book Discovery

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By incorporating trillions of calculations, Bookish.com, the new online bookstore financed by Hachette, Penguin and S&S, promises to apply Big Data to book discovery.

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Is Online Book Discovery Broken? Here’s How to Fix It

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Laura Hazard Owen sums up the problem with book discovery like this: It doesn’t really work. She offers several solutions gleaned from Digital Book World 2013.

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Publishers Lunch Opens “Bookateria” Book Discovery Site with Random House

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Bookateria, a new book discovery and sales site, features titles that are being discussed, reviewed and recommended by those in the industry and the media.

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