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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 Jeremy Greenfield

A big box office weekend for the film adaptation of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” (Penguin Random House) has the e-book once again atop this week’s e-book bestseller list. It even bested the debut of Stephen King’s latest, “Mr. Mercedes” (Simon & Schuster). Notably missing from the list this week are four Amazon Publishing titles: “The […] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

As the Amazon-Hachette contract negotiations drag on — negotiations that both sides believe will be drawn out — Hachette e-books continue to make an appearance on the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list, but for how long? First off, Hachette titles on the list today may be slipping oh-so-slightly. All three on the list this week lost […] more »

BookShift
by Miral Sattar

After a fantastic BEA (Book Expo America), I’ve been digesting the whole Amazon/Hachette battle. I’ve basically come to the conclusion that it’s an incredible time to be a self-published author. The first thing that surprised me is that so much has been misreported about the Amazon/Hachette battle. Amazon and Hachette are negotiating their contract terms, […] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

As the trade dispute between Amazon and Hachette grinds on, there are at least three authors who have less cause than others for grievance: James Patterson, Donna Tartt and David Baldacci. Titles by these three are still hanging tough in the Digital Book World E-book Bestsellers list despite their publishers’ dispute with the e-book retailer. Over […] more »

BookShift
by Sarah Juckes

The word metadata sounds potentially confusing but is really very simple. Its direct translation is “data about data.” When we’re talking about books, it simply means all the information about your book that isn’t the story itself. This can be anything from the title, to the traditional blurb, to the tags that make it easier […] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

Penguin Random House is still on top of the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list this week with another strong performance from “The Fault in Our Stars”, the John Green hit that hits theaters as a movie in early June. It may not have needed the boost, but the book was discounted to $4.99 from […] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

For the second week in a row, a Hachette title tops the DBW E-book Bestseller List. “The Target” by David Baldacci was the bestselling e-book for the week ending May 3, selling for $12.74. While e-book prices have spiked up to late 2013 over the past few weeks and now sit at another 2014 high ($8.25), […] more »

BookShift
by Carla King

Blurb has long been known for its focus on high-quality, full-color, print-on-demand books, and it also has arguably the easiest-to-use DIY tools for building color books. These two features have long attracted authors despite the prohibitively high cost of color POD. But before the release of new features and services in April, I could only […] more »


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