1. My Amazon-published ebook SHAKEN hit the Top 100 again on the Kindle bestseller list. I can only attribute this to some promo Amazon did, since I was off the grid and not doing anything.
2. It looks like Borders is going to liquidate.
This quickly tells me two things that I suspected all along. First, that signing a publishing deal with Amazon is a good thing. Who ever heard of a publisher doing a marketing push nine months after the book came out?
As I'm fond of saying, ebooks are forever, and Amazon is happy to support a backlist that lasts for infinity.
Second, if Borders goes bye-bye, the death spiral I predicted is right on course.
Here's something I said in that blog post: