book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Friday 28th August

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Do Book Awards Bring Out Our Inner Hipsters?

Posted at 7:44AM Tuesday 18 Feb 2014

As much as we love to blame hipsters for everything, the answer this time is unfortunately not. The results instead favor the explanation that, as a book's popularity grows, it begins to reach a wider audience of readers whose reasoning for picking it up are less based in personal connections to the text, and more in things like wanting to read what everyone else is reading—so really it's the anti-hipsters' fault.

MobyLives




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Feature Items

Poetry Has A Plagiarism Problem
littleatoms.com

A murky world of stolen lines and rhymes

Stella Rimington on mission to 'rescue spy stories from blokes'
www.theguardian.com

Addressing Edinburgh the international book festival, the former MI5 chief spoke about bringing women into a genre dominated by men

World's Smallest Bookstore
weeklypacket.com

9 foot by 12 footseems pretty big to me

Recommend This
www.bookbrunch.co.uk

Algorithm or word of mouth?

On The Total Weirdness Of The Book Tour
lithub.com

The book tour is one of the few times in a writer's life—for many writers, it might well be the only time—that we see our work out in the world

E-texts And The Future Of The College Bookstore
campustechnology.com

With digital content available in multiple formats for nearly all instructional materials, college and university bookstores are facing multiple challenges

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. 500 top authors line up for new attack on Amazon over 'book monopoly' claim
  2. Morrissey Confirms Debut Novel 'List Of The Lost' Will Be Released In September
  3. The NYTBR (reviews/slanders) Mario Vargas Llosa ?
  4. Swedish Romance—the Next Hot Trend?
  5. Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street Waterstones On Market
  6. Novel Scarlett Johansson Tried To Ban To Be Published In Uk
  7. Read An Exclusive Excerpt From The Girl In The Spider's Web
  8. Kinokuniya To Buy Up Most Copies Of Murakami's New Book
  9. Shelf Catering
  10. Scribd Dials Back Its Audiobook Service