Tag: amazon

by Julie Keck

1. The incredible rising internet bill (Zachary M. Seward / Quartz) 2. Condé Nast digital director on avoiding a race to the bottom in online ads (Jasper Jackson / The Media Briefing) 3. Facebook’s Internet.org unveils free, limited web access (David Meyer / GigaOm) 4. Amazon won’t kill the indie bookstore (Bill Morris / The [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Kindle Unlimited’s effect on the bestseller list has indeed grown. Kindle Unlimited titles have been removed from the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list due to an inability to sort out retail purchases from Kindle Unlimited “reads” when creating the list. After discussing several possibilities with Amazon as to how to include titles that had [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. At front lines, bearing witness in real time (David Carr / The New York Times) 2. MH17: How Storyful’s ‘social sleuthing’ helped verify evidence (Ben Cardew / The Guardian) 3. With immigration reform off the agenda, some in tech turn to Plan B (Hayley Tsukayama / The Washington Post) 4. The newsonomics of how [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survey: Book buyers leaving Amazon because of Hachette dispute (Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes) 2. Twitter’s new user pitch means a new advertising pitch, too (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Reddit Live lets anyone create their own breaking news live blog (Nick Summers / The Next Web) 4. American users spend an average of 40 [...] more »

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 »

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Readers gravitate away from free e-books (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 2. Amazon tells authors 100% royalty offer was ‘sincere’ (The Bookseller) 3. Social media marketing, for novelists, is relationship building (Beth Bacon / Digital Book World) 4. Is selling books directly to your audience worth it? (Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly) 5. Survey [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Pay for play: The ethics of paying for YouTuber coverage (Mike Rose / Gamasutra) 2. Amazon: A friendly giant as long as it’s fed (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 3. Robots are invading the news business, and it’s great for journalists (Kevin Roose / New York Magazine) 4. Surprise Snapchat experiment shares stories [...] more »

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. The New Yorker alters its online strategy (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Dean Baquet’s first digital initiative: Adding editors (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Amazon angles to attract Hachette’s authors to its side (David Streitfeld / New York Times’ Binary Bits) 4. Singapore passes Pirate Bay-blocking anti-piracy law (Torrent Freak) [...] more »