Dakota Christmas (Kindle Single) by Joseph Bottum

Dakota Christmas (Kindle Single) by Joseph Bottum

As noted yesterday, Dakota Christmas, the Kindle Single by Joseph Bottum, was something of a surprise hit.  As a magazine writer and editor Bottum had written a number of Christmas pieces over the years and as a result was contacted by Amazon about the possibility of mining this material as part of the Kindle Single program.   The 7,500-word piece met with unexpected success: “Dakota Christmas” has struck a chord. One recent week it was No. 1 for sales in Amazon’s Kindle Singles and in...

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Dakota Christmas (Kindle Single) by Joseph Bottum

Dakota Christmas (Kindle Single) by Joseph Bottum

As noted yesterday, Dakota Christmas, the Kindle Single by Joseph Bottum, was something of a surprise hit.  As a magazine writer and editor Bottum had written a number of Christmas pieces over the years and as a result was contacted by Amazon about the possibility of mining this material as part of the Kindle Single program.   The 7,500-word piece met with unexpected success: “Dakota Christmas” has struck a chord. One recent week it was No. 1 for sales in Amazon’s Kindle Singles and in...

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Joseph Bottum on a Dakota Christmas

Joseph Bottum on a Dakota Christmas

This week’s edition of Coffee & Markets is appropriately focused on Christmas. Pejman and I are joined by Joseph Bottum, author of the surprise Kindle Single hit Dakota Christmas, to discuss his upbringing on the plains of the Dakotas, the difference between rural and urban perspectives, literature in the age of the internet, the impact of technology on reading and learning, and more. Dakota Christmas is a bit of a surprise hit for the author.  The Washington Times: As far as...

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