Originally Posted by teh603
Is Bookish aware of that fact, though?
Sure. At least one or two testers must have passed up the bad news on quality, and some of the staff people must have pointed out the negative business implications.
It's plausible speculation that the best developers at the individual publishers didn't see involvement in a risky joint venture as a great career move.
Consider: Six Stages of a Project
3. Panic and hysteria
4. Search for the guilty
5. Punishment of the innocent
6. Praise and honor for the nonparticipants
If this doesn't yet apply to bookish.com, I suspect it has to in the case of the amazingly bad 3M Cloud Library (http://3m-ssd.implex.net/cloudapps/