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Notes on the Midwinter Bump

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

For those unfamiliar with the Midwinter Bump, I thought I’d post a more thorough explanation of what this crazy project is all about. Essentially, I’m looking to quantify the ways librarian efforts contribute to book sales. What I need: I need a co-conspirator from each awards committee. In order to conspire properly, I’ll need you to […]

Midwinter Bump: Preliminary Findings

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

How about that Midwinter Bump, eh? If you follow EarlyWord, you’ve probably seen the dramatic immediate effect the Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz awards have had on the Amazon rankings of their respective winners. One week out, we’ve got to ask ourselves the inevitable question: is it sustainable? So far, we’re seeing some qualified successes in […]

The Midwinter Bump

Monday, January 16th, 2012

[UPDATE FOR MIDWINTER 2013: This is last year's post, but the principles of the exercise are the same. Just didn't want to reinvent the wheel.] As the ebooks in libraries war rages on, we’ve been having a tough time putting our money where our mouths are. In my last post, I talked a bit about […]

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