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September 26, 2006


Valeria Maltoni

I had noticed the UK cover while Googling key words related to the title of your book -- pretty cheeky. Japanese writing is so visual that the curve works right in the cover.

It will be interesting to see what the book cover will look like in Italy. I remember being puzzled by the choice made for Seth Godin's "All Marketers are Liars" --http://www.lafeltrinelli.it/istituzionale/catalogo/scheda_prodotto.aspx?i=2303708

The cover choice for the US market rocks.

Luigui Moterani

Here in Brazil they didn't add a tail or a graphic, just some "<" and ">" sings.

Here's a link to the book cover



Hey, Chris, about the arrows on the cover. I guess it means that you´re going from a mass market to a smaller, specialized one. That´s what´s written under the main title.


Jakob Nielsen

On the Taiwainese edition, I strongly suspect that you are including the spine in the image. The leftmost vertical group of text should be sliced off to give a better idea of how the front cover looks. If you do that, the design will focus more on the curve and look less busy, though still not as clean as Western ideals prefer. (For example, even after you remove the spine, there are still two copies of the book's English title on the cover. Surely one should be enough.)


is there a version in swedish coming up?

Mike Abundo

Everything looks cooler in Japanese.

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Chris predicted VOIP in 2004 and Skype got sold out for USD 4.1 Billion in 2005, Ofcourse Chris and his team and Wired are in Forecasting business as he says, fantastic stuff, Kudos to Chris!

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The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

Notes and sources for the book

FREE was available in all digital forms--ebook, web book, and audiobook--for free shortly after the hardcover was published on July 7th. The ebook and web book were free for a limited time and limited to certain geographic regions as determined by each national publisher; the unabridged MP3 audiobook (get zip file here) will remain free forever, available in all regions.

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