BookShift

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BookShift
by Rich Bellis

All four of the new titles to hit this week’s E-book Best-Seller List are by best-selling authors, like Harlan Coben and John Green, whose previous books have found broad appeal among readers. That’s hardly surprising for a best-seller list, of course, and it’s something we’ve seen before. In the cases of John Green’s 2009 novel “Paper Towns” and Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander,” […] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

In a sign that the holiday shopping season was already getting underway the week before Black Friday, familiar bestsellers made renewed appearances on the E-book Best-Seller List, as the average price of a best-selling e-book dipped considerably, from $7.21 to $5.68. Some of 2014’s heavy-hitters, like John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” and Diana […] more »

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 »


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