Tag: e-books

by Rich Bellis

Two of the Big Five publishers to have recently regained agency e-book pricing from Amazon began setting their own prices on some titles a little over a week ago, but that shift doesn’t seem to have registered yet on the best-seller list. Macmillan finds itself without any e-books within the Top 25 for a third week in a row, and […] more »

by Simon Owens

If you were to go back and interview James Clear’s high school English teachers, none of them would identify him as a particularly talented writer. “It was never top of mind for me that, oh, I should make money from my words or I should build a business around writing,” he told me in a […] more »

by Rich Bellis

On the first E-book Best-Seller List of the new year, low prices appear to carry the day. The average price of a bestseller is just $4.36, down from $5.96 the week before the holidays. Discounting meant to appeal to last-minute holiday shoppers is the likeliest reason for the sharp drop. Only a single title among this week’s top 25 has a price-tag greater […] more »

by Carla King

In 2014 it seems that both publishers and authors accepted the fact that self-publishing and traditional publishing are not mutually exclusive. Non-delusional authors sell books and build platforms concurrently with seeking an agent and a traditional deal. Today’s publishers like to see proof that the author has an audience. The “hybrid author” is more the […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

It has been a year filled with more tectonic shifts for the media landscape, from the changing face of media ownership to the mounting dangers for journalists at home and abroad, from battles in the e-book world to the increasing power of mobile apps, to the game-changing social power of Facebook in how we find […] more »

by Rich Bellis

In a sign that the holiday shopping season was already getting underway the week before Black Friday, familiar bestsellers made renewed appearances on the E-book Best-Seller List, as the average price of a best-selling e-book dipped considerably, from $7.21 to $5.68. Some of 2014’s heavy-hitters, like John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” and Diana […] more »

by Rich Bellis

It’s probably too early to expect any major difference for Hachette’s titles on the E-book Best-Seller List just one week after the publisher settled its dispute with Amazon. In any case, no sweeping change is apparent, with only slim gains for Hachette e-books in the nine days after the companies agreed to “immediately resume normal trading” on November 13. Hachette’s top title […] more »

by Rich Bellis

This week sees a number of changes on the e-book best-seller list, beginning right at the very top. Stephen King’s new novel “Revival” knocks John Grisham’s “Gray Mountain” down a peg to No. 2, after the latter spent two weeks at No. 1. Grisham and King are among the best-known and best-selling authors in the world, and although nearly half […] more »

by Rich Bellis

What a difference a week makes. Not for Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl,” which enters its fifth week at the top of the E-book Best-Seller List, but for the average price of a best-selling e-book, which drops from $8.39 last week down to $6.91, after several weeks when higher-priced e-books had performed remarkably well. This week also […] more »

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 »