I’ve posted a new article at the Magma blog called What makes you buy a poetry collection?, which picks up on comments made at the tail-end of the discussion there on reviews.
There are already 19 comments. There main change in buying habits over the last decade has been fuelled by the Internet – no doubt about that – but what works there and what doesn’t so much is intriguing. Also, it seems that bookshops still play an important role for many people. The thread is like free market research for publishers.