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Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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Essay: 'They're Watching You Read' by Francine Prose

Essay: 'They're Watching You Read' by Francine Prose | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

What are the implications for readers, and writers, of new technology allowing publishers to know which books we’ve finished or not finished, how fast we have read them, and precisely where we snapped shut the cover?


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Could Sellers Benefit from the Amazon - Hachette Standoff?

Could Sellers Benefit from the Amazon - Hachette Standoff? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
You've probably heard about the battle between Amazon.com and Hachette; it's been all over the media, and ...
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Panic vs reality, and potential opportunity.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, June 13, 2014 4:36 PM

Breaks down the situation as well as presents the realities.

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A n (Unintended) Conversation About Amazon & The Book Industry

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no-appy-polly-loggies asked: (( hey! so you just rebloged my post about globes - awesome! i'm glad you did! but you also added a link to amazon as a way to promote the purchase of the book. while i'm...
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It can be hard to follow conversations on Tumblr, so the conversation starts here: http://fair-oaks-antiques.tumblr.com/post/87720548729/hey-so-you-just-rebloged-my-post-about-globes


Does Amazon offend you? Do the stories affect your book and other purchases?

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it can be hard to follow conversations on Tumblr, so the conversation starts here: http://fair-oaks-antiques.tumblr.com/post/87720548729/hey-so-you-just-rebloged-my-post-about-globes


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George Packer: Is Amazon Bad for Books?

George Packer: Is Amazon Bad for Books? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
To many book professionals, Amazon is a ruthless predator; recently, the company has even started publishing books. A monopoly is dangerous because it concentrates so much economic power, but in the book business the prospect is especially worrisome: it would give Amazon more control over the exchange of ideas than any company in U.S. history.
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Strand Books

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Oh, how I remember stories like this from working in book stores!


Direct link: http://strandbooks.tumblr.com/post/77296196832/props-to-blue-willow-bookstore-in-houston-for-this

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'Year of reading women' declared for 2014

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From a small American literary journal's vow to dedicate a year's coverage to women writers and writers of colour to author and artist Joanna Walsh's burgeoning  #readwomen2014 project, readers – and publishers – around the world are starting to take their own small steps to address male writers' dominance in the literary universe.

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The Effect of Emotions on Consumer Behavior - The Psychology of ...

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Patti Williams analyzes how consumers with different visual and emotional perspectives handle consumer situations. Williams mentions that research has shown that loneliness is linked to materialism, which causes people to ...

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A book overview/review.

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Seth's Blog: An end of books

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Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly. Ideas aren’t going away soon, and neither are words. But, as the ecosystem dies, not only will the prevailing corporate...
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Gracie Passette's comment, September 6, 2013 5:26 PM
I agree with you. As for the problems facing book stores, let's look at online sales as well.
Deanna Dahlsad's comment, September 6, 2013 8:50 PM
Thanks, Gracie :)
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See also: http://dpoptart.tumblr.com/post/60495563475/jon-stewart-explaining-to-young-people-why-books
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The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon

The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
A small fraction of Americans buy the vast majority of books in this country. Goodreads gives Jeff Bezos & Co. a direct line into their thoughts and habits.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:49 PM

Amazon + Goodreads = ? (Hopefully, better navigation at Goodreads for a start.) 

Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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