BookShift

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BookShift
by Rich Bellis

It’s probably too early to expect any major difference for Hachette’s titles on the E-book Best-Seller List just one week after the publisher settled its dispute with Amazon. In any case, no sweeping change is apparent, with only slim gains for Hachette e-books in the nine days after the companies agreed to “immediately resume normal trading” on November 13. Hachette’s top title […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

This week sees a number of changes on the e-book best-seller list, beginning right at the very top. Stephen King’s new novel “Revival” knocks John Grisham’s “Gray Mountain” down a peg to No. 2, after the latter spent two weeks at No. 1. Grisham and King are among the best-known and best-selling authors in the world, and although nearly half […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

John Grisham’s “Gray Mountain” hits the top of the E-book Best-Seller List this week, swapping places with “Gone Girl,” the Gillian Flynn novel that held strong at No 1. for the past six weeks. Two other Gillian Flynn titles remain within the top 25, though: “Dark Places“ and “Sharp Objects.” And it’s all good news anyway for Penguin Random […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

What a difference a week makes. Not for Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl,” which enters its fifth week at the top of the E-book Best-Seller List, but for the average price of a best-selling e-book, which drops from $8.39 last week down to $6.91, after several weeks when higher-priced e-books had performed remarkably well. This week also […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

On last week’s list, seven titles with price tags higher than $10 contributed to pushing the average price of a best-selling e-book up to $7.74. That figure now jumps to $8.39, as more than a third of this week’s top 25 titles cost more than $10. Three of the nine titles in that category are making first […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

The past several weeks have not seen particularly strong showings for Hachette on the E-book Best-Seller List, partly because of the publisher’s battle with Amazon and partly because of the steep competition from competitors, especially Penguin Random House. But this week Hachette titles are making a modest comeback, led by James Patterson’s “Burn,” which debuts at […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn hangs onto its spot at the top of this week’s E-book Best-Seller List ahead of the hotly anticipated film adaptation due out in theaters this Friday. Last week we noted that twelve, or just under half, of the top-25 best-selling e-books were affiliated with a movie or TV adaptation. That share rises this week to […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

We’ve written before about the impact of popular TV and film productions on the E-book Best-Seller List, and the power of media tie-ins to drive e-book sales is no secret inside the publishing industry. This week that phenomenon is especially noticeable even amid significant fluctuation in the rankings. Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” slides into the No. 1 spot with the release […] more »

BookShift
by Jenny Shank

On a sunny September day in Boulder, Colo., a group of librarians from the Boulder Public Library parked a bright orange, book-filled tricycle in front of Alfalfa’s Market and lofted a sturdy sun umbrella over it to shade the curious who approached to investigate. They offered free books and temporary tattoos (“I ♥ the Boulder […] more »


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