Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More on NYT not counting self-published ebooks in their bestseller list

The Passive Voice has a great post about the disdain that NYT has for self-publishers.

You should go read it here.

3 comments:

  1. The New York Times hasn't been a "real" newspaper for quite some time; I wouldn't sweat this. Frustrating, yes. But give it time. Right now we are the pioneers of self-pubbing. In five years, maybe ten, we'll be the new rulers. The old guard doesn't understand the death-spasm it's going through so they're doing a troop surge and hoping that will hold back the advance of the new blood.

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  2. Unbelievable. I'm a little bit speechless, especially after reading that Amanda Hocking was nowhere to be found on the NYT's list... Isn't she selling like 100,000 books a month these days?

    And to believe nobody buys the $0.99 books on Nook, that one's got me shaken, too.

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  3. That's right, Brian. We may be the second wave, but we're pioneers of an entire industry's new (and more democratic) paradigm. There will be difficulties and dangers, but there always are.

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