Author Archives: Candide Kirk

Candide Kirk

About Candide Kirk

Candide is the founder of Novellic, a book club app and personalized, curated book store. Candide is also the co-founder of Quirkat, an independent multi-platform video game development studio with over 12 years of game design and production under her belt. With her experience in digital distribution, new platform discoverability and self-publishing, Candide is bringing best practices from the video game industry into the digital publishing world. She is working with publishers to discover new media and consumer channels, evolving digital business models that can be adapted to books, and how technology that has been developed for other industries can be made to work for the enhancement of the reader’s experience. Candide can be reached through Twitter @candidequirk or through Novellic at

publishers, sales, retail, genre fiction, apps

Fixing the Broken Experience of Genre Fiction Retail Online

For years, the numbers have been telling us that digital adoption among genre fiction readers is at least double that of the general and literary fiction reading audience. In fact, a recent report shows that romance, for example, makes up only 4.4 percent of print sales in the US, but a whopping 45 percent...

Changing Reader Habits in a Digital World

I have been trying to pinpoint the exact moment, or indeed the book, when I became a digital reader. I’d bought my ereader years earlier and had a handful of titles on there, but I was still predominantly a paperback girl, picking up most of my books on the high street. The shift must...