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Meanwhile, author and former agent Nathan Bransford, in a post titled The Way We Learn About Books is Changing, wrote about some interesting statistics in book buying. According to Mr. Bransford, two years ago, 35% of book purchases were made because the reader discovered the book in a brick-and-mortar store. Today, by contrast, only 17% of readers discovered a book in a physical bookstore. For more on this trend, read Mr. Bransford’s post here.
If you are interested in the late Roman/early medieval time period, Leslie Hedrick posted a wonderful article titled On The Topic of Pre-Dungeon Prisons. Ms. Hedrick’s blog is full of fun and interesting facts concerning this time period, and it’s always a good read!
As of this weekend, The Twelve by Justin Cronin has claimed the top spot in fantasy fiction on Amazon.com, while The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern holds on to the #1 ranking in historical fantasy.
Until next week, good tidings and good day!