This post was written by guest blogger Andy Fine.
On July 28, the idea that Amazon’s used book market might actually help new book sales was explored right here. The next day, the New York Times ran a story on that very subject. Coincidence?
Actually, the NYT story (here, via CNet) explores the idea in a little more detail. If you want real, live scientific data to back up the theory (something we are not particuarly concerned with here at www.maudnewton.com), there it is, courtesy of the Yale School of Management and Chicago Business School.