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 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

Amazon Publishing joins an extremely exclusive club this week on the e-book bestseller list: publishers with more than one No. 1 bestseller this year. Until this week, HarperCollins was the exclusive member of that club, with its “Divergent” hit taking the No. 1 spot this year all but three times, losing it once to Hachette, once [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

“Divergent” is this year’s runaway top bestselling e-book in the U.S. — but it’s not the best-selling e-book this week. (In the UK, at the London Book Fair, the buzz around HarperCollins is about why “Divergent” is selling comparatively well abroad.) The juggernaut has been stopped and sits at No. 2 on the Digital Book World [...] more »

BookShift
by Laura Caldwell

I’m listening to the audio version my first book, “Burning the Map.” Which means, I’m listening to a talented actor, Piper Goodeve, inhabit the voice and the soul of Casey Evers, a character I wrote long ago, a character I wasn’t sure I’d see (or hear) from again. It’s even more gratifying because I produced [...] more »

BookShift
by Miral Sattar

The book publishing industry is going through a huge transition. It’s easier than ever to get a book out into the world. All the resources you need to publish a book are available you. You no longer need to go through the traditional gatekeepers (publishers) to publish a quality book. Because it’s so easy to [...] more »


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