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Is it Time to Chuck the Long Tail Theory? | Small Business ...
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In his ground-breaking work, The Long Tail , Chris Anderson says that there's money to be made in the long tail of niche offerings. It's called the "long tail" because if you look at demand on a chart, there is high demand for a small number of hits or blockbusters, but the demand for niche offerings tails off in a long flat curve -- hence the term "long...
Why Chris Anderson's "Long Tail" theory might be all wrong.
Why Chris Anderson's theory of the digital world might be all wrong.
Nearly four years ago, first in a widely cited article and later in a best-selling book , Chris Anderson posited that the Internet, with its vast inventories of books, albums, and movies, would liberate the world from blockbuster schlock. Anderson, the editor of Wired, labeled his concept "the Long Tail," after the shape our...
Date: 2017-04-03 08:22:42
Revisiting the Long Tail Theory as Applied to Ebooks
The myth of the Long Tail for ebooks may be fading away as the digital book market grows, and it is operated by few mega e-retailers.
By Marcello Vena, AllBrain
In a limitless world of digital goods, powerful search and recommendation engines, near-zero marginal cost of digital production, storage and distribution, niche products shall get much more market relevance. "Selling less of more" is...
Question: Should You Invest In The Long Tail? Answer: Not ...
Question: Should You Invest In The Long Tail? Answer: Not Really
by Lydia Loizides , Op-Ed Contributor, August 15, 2008
As many of you know, I have never been one to pay heed to the latest and greatest pop-business theories. So when I came across an article in the July/August Harvard Business Review, "Should You Invest in the Long...
Harvard's Anita Elberse: Forget the "Long Tail" - CBS News
The Takeaway: Chris Anderson's now famous "long tail" theory urges media bosses to forget hit-making and instead to take advantage of the near zero cost of digital distribution to try and make money from selling small numbers of many titles to niche consumers. Sounds solid, but Elberse looked at some real world numbers and ends up less than convinced.
At Rhapsody, the music download service, the...