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BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

Lee Child’s new Jack Reacher thriller “Personal” nudges Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” out of the No. 1 spot that the young adult title has held for the past five weeks on the e-book bestseller list. That’s only a coup in a limited sense, though, as both books are published by Penguin Random House, which has roundly bested its competitors when it comes to [...] 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 »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we venture to New York to peek inside two organizations that are gaining traction with serious news tailored specifically for younger audiences. PART 1: NowThis News NowThis News targets young news consumers by delivering highly visual coverage via a continually expanding list of social platforms that includes Instagram, Vine and now Snapchat. We hear [...] 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 »

Legacy Media
by Julie Posetti

In this third installment of the World Editors Forum’s Trends in Newsrooms blog series (Part one here and part two here) exploring the WEF report on 2014′s top ten industry trends, report editor Julie Posetti and Karen Kissane examine the inexorable rise of mobile news consumption. In May, a significant threshold was crossed: In the U.S., 60 percent of global online [...] 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 »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we find out how two major public radio providers are responding to the rise of audio listening on smartphones and other Internet-connected devices. PART 1: Ideas from PRX and PRI The growing demand for audio content delivered online and via smartphones brings both challenges and opportunities for traditional radio producers. Representatives from Public Radio [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

Despite a business conflict that has Amazon doing less to move large amounts of Hachette product than for books by other publishers, two titles from Hachette jumped into the top five of the e-book bestseller list this week. James Patterson’s “Invisible” and J.K. Rowling’s “The Silkworm” (under her pen name Robert Galbraith) are ranked Nos. 4 and 5 [...] more »

Business
by Amelia Senter

Fresh off last year’s successful and invigorating Collab/Space workshop in Atlanta, we’re bringing Collab/Space to New York City. This year’s event is hosted at the Ford Foundation’s beautiful headquarters on the east side, on July 8. The focus of the event is fostering innovation from within, and the workshop will hone and highlight the work [...] more »


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