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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 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 »

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 »


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