You can help Chad Post game Amazon. It’ll only cost you $2.99, and you get a free ebook.
In other words, Chad’s put together an ebook called The Three Percent Problem, which is culled from all the posts on Three Percent. Today, Sept 16, he’s trying to get as many people as he can to buy it, to see if it’ll become an Amazon bestseller.
Here’s what he writes today:
This “best of” collection is a fairly coherent survey of the contemporary publishing scene, ranging from an explanation of the economics of publishing translations, to profiles of translators, to rants about book marketing, technology, and 99 cent ebooks. It’s sort of like Andre Schiffrin’s The Business of Books, but with a lot more swearing.
Since the point of Three Percent is to support international literature, all of the proceeds from the sale of this $2.99 ebook will go directly to paying translators. So, in a way, you can think of this as a sort of $3, non tax-deductible, translation . . .
I’m urging everyone I know to buy this today, so that we can game the ranking system, and hopefully get this into the hands of readers who don’t otherwise support international literature.