BookShift

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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 Fannie Cohen

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, a one-stop shop for books, streaming movies, and even toilet paper. And they became the world’s largest online retailer with a mix of convenient delivery and low prices that beat the competition. For authors, this has been a mixed bag — Amazon connects consumers with books that don’t [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

Gayle Forman’s ”If I Stay” topped the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list for a second straight week after ending a huge run at No. 1 for John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” What else do the two titles have in common, aside from multiple weeks selling more than any other e-book out there? They’re both [...] more »

BookShift
by Carla King

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book reader subscription program caused a real commotion in the publishing industry last month. But how will this “Netflix for books” model affect the self-publishing industry? Is Kindle Unlimited the best, or should self-publishers join the Scribd or Oyster programs instead? How do you get in? Read on for a comparison [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

What makes an e-book successful? In a lot of ways, it’s the same stuff that makes print books successful: great writing and storytelling; attractive packaging; and smart and timely marketing. Current events and events in other media can also have an impact, most notably movie tie-ins. But for e-books, unlike print books, a movie release [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

Kindle Unlimited’s effect on the bestseller list has indeed grown. Kindle Unlimited titles have been removed from the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list due to an inability to sort out retail purchases from Kindle Unlimited “reads” when creating the list. After discussing several possibilities with Amazon as to how to include titles that had [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

The launch of Kindle Unlimited last week put renewed focus on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list and, therefore, on the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list. According to Publishers Lunch: But now it seems quite clear observationally that KU “reads” or “checkouts” are counted by Amazon towards the “paid” bestseller list, as if they were real [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

John Green is having a good year. For the tenth straight week, his teen hit “The Fault in Our Stars” is No. 1 on the Digital Book World e-book bestseller list. The book has been aided by the feature film of the same name, which has grossed more than $100 million worldwide and has become one of [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

A Kindle Single from Dean Koontz and Penguin Random House has broken into the top five of the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list, a first for this list. Despite low price points, industry enthusiasm and some quick hits, short-form e-book content hasn’t taken off as expected. While some authors have made tens of thousands [...] more »


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