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Friday, February 21, 2014

Publishing Pulse for Friday, February 21, 2014

Around the Internet

In the world of Indie authors, data on success is a scarce commodity. So whenever some data emerges (usually from some hardworking and insightful person who went to a lot of effort to collect it,) there is always a lot of chatter. Author Hugh Howey published a lot of data nine days ago. And the interwebs lit up with discussions about whether his analysis was good or misleading.

There were some skeptical reactions, like this one from Dear Author.

And this week brings us a reaction from Mark Corker (the Smashwords CEO) which basically states that the numbers don't matter, as long as you've got the trend right.

And don't miss this cool story about how James Patterson is supporting local, independent bookstores. Awesome.

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