Many of you are likely familiar with the Book Riot website. You may be less familiar with “subscription boxes,” so I’ll take a moment to explain. Imagine a mystery box of goodies that shows up on your doorstep every month or three months. You pay a fixed amount for a subscription without knowing what you will receive, but you are assured that the value of all the goods in the box will exceed the cost of your subscription. I’d heard… Read more »
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Today’s e-mail edition of Shelf Awareness had an eye-catching title: Amazon’s “Declaration of War.” Oh, my, what have they done now… Yesterday Amazon.com quietly began discounting many bestselling hardcover titles between 50% and 65%, levels we’ve never seen in the history of Amazon or in the bricks-and-mortar price wars of the past. The books are from a range of major publishers and include, for example, Inferno by Dan Brown, which has a list price of $29.95 but is available on… Read more »
If you were on Twitter this afternoon, you no doubt saw all of the hyperventilating over the news that Amazon acquired Goodreads. Authors were alarmed: Bloggers were also alarmed: Will Goodreads start to arbitrarily censor reviews, or will they perhaps do away with Goodreads altogether? It sounds like we don’t need to worry about Goodreads going away. Censorship is a different issue. While, to the best of my knowledge, I have not had any of my nearly 400 Amazon reviews… Read more »
Happy 1 Month Blogoversary to Me! Read, Rinse, Repeat was born with a single tweet, and probably not one you would expect. Prior to launching this blog on February 4, I did not have a Twitter account. I have been having problems with Time Warner Cable for years, and after failing to get them to act, I took to Google. I read that the best way to get their attention is to tweet them. So, I set up an account,… Read more »
OK – please excuse me while I get all sorts of excited over the business cards I just ordered for Book Expo America 2013! Behold the front. (Yes, I blacked out my last name. I’m shy like that.) I’m’ not sure if I should have done the border around my blog name, although the contrast is not nearly as severe as it looks in the photo. I was trying to make it stand out, but perhaps it would have looked… Read more »
My blog was born today! I’ve got a lot of kinks to work out, so please don’t hesitate to let me know what works and what doesn’t. I’m going to kickstart this blog by adding reviews I’ve posted to Amazon and Goodreads over the past year. If I can attract a handful of followers, I will be happy, so if you are reading this, welcome to Read, Rinse, Repeat, and I hope you return!