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Old 11-24-2007, 02:53 PM   #12
Zoot
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Well, if you go to the Kindle Books section on Amazon and change it to sort by publication date so the newest stuff is first and then page thought it for a while it becomes clear that a lot of this is rubbish.

I suspect Amazon will keep touting the number of books they offer in a somewhat Stalin-esque "quantity has a quality all its own" way, but I don't think this is the best metric to use to evaluate the amount of useful content that's available.

I think the bestseller lists (which they're obviously working hard to provide) and number of books by popular authors, and percentage of books you'd find at your local Borders would all make better measures of the growth of the Amazon ebook store over time.

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