Jincy Willett and Thomas Dunne: The Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.

Jincy Willett and Thomas Dunne: The Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.

For me, the really interesting bit is the part where they discuss how the Internet has failed to fill the void of book reviews. Is this because there’s simply too much out there for people to pick up on a good (or super-bad) thing, or is it because for a lot of us blogging is something that happens in spare moments between work and videogames?

At any rate, I know someone would have to be paying me to even blog on a regular schedule. The Internet has just never been a priority like that.

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2 thoughts on “Jincy Willett and Thomas Dunne: The Slate Book Review author-editor conversation.

  1. I’ve noticed that most sites that offer book reviews have pretty few comments and followers. It’s a pity, especially if you’re trying to flog a book – but there it is!

    • From my experience at DTM, the ratio between comments and views is horribly skewed. I think views matter more, to be honest (especially if you’re tracking how long someone stays on the page). It is discouraging for the writer, though!

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