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Genre Surveys Part 2: Science Fiction and Fantasy Ebook Bestsellers Examined

Some very bright folks pointed out that the data used for the survey on the 26th was actually pulled from Amazon\’s Popularity index, rather than their Bestseller index. What\’s the difference? Popularity is the default index readers see when they just hop into a genre and browse. That makes it an excellent snapshot of what\’s […]

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Survey of a Genre: Science Fiction eBook Market Under the Microscope

So there\’s two big questions on everyone\’s minds about ebooks these days, right? 1) How much of the market do indies (self publishers) really have? 2) What price is working for folks? There\’s going to be some variability to the answers. Some genres will likely see greater or less indie penetration; some will see higher

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Space Anniversaries: First man in space, first shuttle launch

Hey, how often do you get two big space anniversaries in the same day? Today we\’ve got two: fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin\’s historic ride into space, and the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch. Both of these are landmark events. Before Gagarin, some theorized that humans could not survive in space. There were

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Space Anniversaries: First man in space, first shuttle launch

Hey, how often do you get two big space anniversaries in the same day? Today we\’ve got two: fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin\’s historic ride into space, and the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch. Both of these are landmark events. Before Gagarin, some theorized that humans could not survive in space. There were

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