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Winning The Battle Of Book Discovery

Posted at 8:11AM Monday 12 Mar 2012

After analyzing 5,750,000 books on Goodreads, Otis Chandler shares his insights on the evolving nature of book discovery. The short version: once isn't enough.

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When It Comes to Books, Rediscovery Trumps Discovery




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