Pride and Prejudice (totally yo mama’s romance and yo grandma’s too)

January 28, 2013 at 8:39 am (Books, comic, cult and culture, lit, news, romantic comic-ity) (, , )

‘Pride And Prejudice’ Turns 200

by JEN SORENSEN

January 27, 201312:00 PM

This week marks an important milestone for anyone who swoons at the very mention of Mr. Darcy. Pride and Prejudice is turning 200, and to celebrate its bicentennial, cartoonist Jen Sorensen drew up an illustrated version of the classic.

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Bankruptcy as a marketing tool?

October 2, 2011 at 11:54 am (Books, news) (, , , , , , , , , )

from http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=1570#m13499

Book Sales Spike at Borders: Returns? What Returns?

One of the more curious side effects of the Borders liquidation may be the momentary sales boost for authors as 600 bookstores dumped inventory at high discounts. Author Karen Dionne explored the phenomenon in the Huffington Post, noting that in September, sales of her novel Boiling Point “doubled the second week of September, doubled again the week after that, and then held steady at the same peak level during the fourth week of September,” according to Nielsen Bookscan.

Sara J. Henry, author of Learning to Swim, told Dionne that her sales also “soared two weeks ago, nearly tripling the number of sales from the week before. Last week, the number dipped, but remains high. My publisher said yes, this was because of the Borders’s close-out sales.”

“Same story for me,” added Paul McEuen, whose debut, Spiral, spiked in September. “It took me a week or two to figure this out.”

Dionne said her Bookscan numbers for Boiling Point “correlate almost exactly with the number of books the remaining 300 Borders bookstores would have had in stock–two copies per store–which means that ALL of the Borders copies of my books have been sold.”

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