BTG 010 Podcast: Books, Kindle, Word of the Year, Retweeting, Quick and Dirty Tips in 2009

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Main Topics

  • Book sales at big stores weren’t good over Christmas.
  • What’s up with the Kindle?
    • Does it matter that Kindle books outsold print books on Christmas day?
    • Why is Amazon releasing the Kindle overseas?
    • How can you get free Kindle books even if you don’t have a Kindle?
    • Lessons from Seth Harwood’s “rush the Kindle charts” campaign for his short story collection “A Long Way from Disney.”
  • Why Amazon book reviews matter.
  • “Word of the Year” news from the American Dialect Society
  • How to make it easy for people to retweet your stuff.
  • 2009 analysis of Quick and Dirty Tips performance (Hint: I’m happy.)

Links Mentioned in the Show

Seth Harwood’s Blog

John McIntyre’s Blog

Grammar Girl on YouTube

Grammar Girl iPhone app

twitter.com/grammargirl

facebook.com/grammargirl

Quick and Dirty Tips

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