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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 […]

See You in Seattle

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The ALA Midwinter Meeting is quickly sneaking up on us. Some of you may be on their way to Seattle as we speak. This will be my first MW, as I’ve never been heavily involved in national committee work. I’ve never been one to take half-steps into anything, so I’ll be hitting the Pacific Northwest […]

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 […]

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