Tag: digital book world

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 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 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 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 »

by Jeremy Greenfield

It’s weeks like this last one where the publishing industry can really see the size and depth of Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the world, brought together last year by the merger of what had previously been the two largest publishers in the world. This week on the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller [...] more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »