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Marika Gofman

Librarian Recommendations for Book Discoverability

September 12, 2014Marika Gofman 0

More books than ever are being published. With subscription models touting tens of thousands of titles and libraries housing tens of thousands of books on their physical and digital shelves, discoverability has become increasingly important in the book world. The perfect combination promotes both librarian recommendations and discoverability—lucky for us, this exists.

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Audiobooks and Multitasking

July 29, 2014Marika Gofman 0

For those of us who like to think we are avid readers, yet barely find enough time in each day to eat, sleep, and work, the thought of reading for pleasure is hardly achievable. The perfect solution for checking books off your “To-Be-Read” list is listening to audiobooks. Audiobooks are the perfect addition for the super busy person who lives and breathes by multi-tasking.

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Industry News: Hachette v. Amazon

June 18, 2014Marika Gofman 0

It seems as though every year there is a dispute between a large retailer and publishers—last year it was B&N versus Simon & Schuster, this year it’s Amazon versus Hachette. As one of the Big 5 publishers, Hachette publishes blockbuster authors like James Patterson, David Sedaris, Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling’s pen name), Michael Connelly, Malcolm Gladwell, Emma Donoghue, David Baldacci, and many others. Though full details have not been disclosed, it is widely believed that the dispute between Amazon and Hachette primarily has to do with renegotiating sales terms—and Hachette is putting their foot down.

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