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The Changing Book Business: An Interview with John Ujda of Better World Books


Every online retailer company often appears to be in a constant state of flux. However, I don’t think we have seen any category experiencing more change than the book business. Tablets and eReaders are reinventing the category, so I thought it would be interesting and helpful to get a sense of what’s happening in the industry through the perspective of John Ujda, the Vice President of Marketing at Better World Books (BWB). The following reflects an interview I completed with him recently.

Book Review & Giveaway: Revenue Engine by Steven Woods & Alex Shootman

When I started reading Revenue Engine, I was struck by two things: 1) that the ability to adapt in business remains crucial; and 2) that companies who fail to adapt in today’s world will fall behind even faster than before. With tools and insights previously unavailable to business, today’s companies are both blessed with opportunities […]

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Book Giveaway Winners Announced

Congratulations to Gary and Jensue! They are the winners of our book giveaway of Brian Solis’s The End of Business As Usual. We’ll contact the winners to get your shipping information. Thanks to everyone for participating and we’ll do another giveaway soon.

Book Review + Giveaway: The End of Business as Usual is Unusual

The End of Business as Usual

Brian Solis is known for his attention to detail and his latest book, The End of Business as Usual, is no exception. This is not a light book nor one meant to be read in one sitting. Instead I found it to be a true business textbook, a real resource for anyone looking to understand […]

Kobo Gets Reeled In By Buy.com’s Rakuten


Not quite two weeks after Kobo put its latest e-reader tablet on the market, comes the news that Kobo itself was on the market and sold to Rakuten. A Japanese firm, Rakuten acquired Kobo for $315 million, which includes all the outstanding shares plus the stake of the majority shareholder, Indigo Books & Music. Expansion […]

Giving Away Happiness – ReveNews Book Giveaway

Tony Hsieh

On Saturday, we highlighted Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh’s book about the beginning of Zappos.com. Today we’re please to announce that we’re giving away two copies of the book. To win this morning’s giveaway, you’ll need to be the first to answer these three questions: What pet does Tony have? What sort of company did Tony […]

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Delivering Happiness – A Second Look at What Drives Zappos Success

Happy Delivery

When it first came out in 2010, I read Tony Hsieh’s, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. So after I learned that we had a copy of the book to give away (more on that later), I thought I’d see how well the book has held up almost a year and a […]

Affiliate Program Management, An Hour a Day—Helpful to Both Novices and Experts

If you need a comprehensive, up-to-date, practical guide to planning, running and improving your affiliate marketing program you’ll be wise to consider Geno Prussakov’s latest book, Affiliate Program Management, An Hour a Day. While I’m not particularly fond of the trendy “hour-a-day” genre (I don’t believe anything can done effectively in an hour a day) […]

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ZMOT Offers Lessons, Insight From Google

These are heady times for Google. Hard to believe the company is over ten years old (it was founded in 1998), primarily because of its ability to re-invent itself and its blistering growth. The word on Google’s most recent earnings report was summed up in this statement by Claire Cain Miller of the New York […]

Why Gary Vee Should Champion Social Media Evolution, Not Revolution

Wildly successful as both an entrepreneur and author, Gary Vaynerchuk (popularly known as“Gary Vee the wine guy”) is known for creating WineLibrary.tv and writing Crush It: Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion. Like so many other people, I love him, but with his latest book, The Thank You Economy, Gary […]