Tag: ebooks

by Rich Bellis

We’ve written before about the impact of popular TV and film productions on the E-book Best-Seller List, and the power of media tie-ins to drive e-book sales is no secret inside the publishing industry. This week that phenomenon is especially noticeable even amid significant fluctuation in the rankings. Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” slides into the No. 1 spot with the release [...] more »

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 Julie Keck

1. Riding the juggernaut that left print behind (David Carr / New York Times) 2. CIR wants to turn investigative reporting into a weekly public radio show with Reveal (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Time.com’s bounce rate down since adopting continuous scroll (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 4. A relaunch for The New Yorker, with [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix says ‘no rules’ would be better than FCC’s net neutrality proposal (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 2. What do consumers hate more than TV ads? Online video commercials (Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal) 3. Nielsen partners up with Facebook to track television-viewing habits (Melissa Hellmann / TIME) 4. More details and a [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ASA bans Outbrain’s native ad ‘recommended’ links on publisher websites (Angela Haggerty / The Drum) 2. Twitter ad partnership research says Twitter ads are great (and boost sales) (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 3. The challenge of competing with every other piece of content on the Web (Ben Smith / Nieman Reports) 4. World Cup [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The great satirical-news scam of 2014 (Emmett Rensin / The New Republic) 2. Should you have a right to sell your e-books and digital music? (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 3. The New York Times can’t abandon print—yet (Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Close to half of all U.S. households subscribe to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. LeVar Burton gets $2 million via Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow (Sam Thielman / AdWeek) 2. Turkey sentences Twitter user to jail for blasphemy (AFP / Yahoo News) 3. Here’s how 7 news orgs manage their Twitter and Facebook accounts (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. MIT Technology Review launches tiered subscription plan [...] 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 »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Students reading e-books are losing out, study suggests (Annie Murphy Paul / New York Times) 2. Entitle brings Its subscription e-books To e-ink Readers, including the Nook (Anthony Ha / TechCrunch) 3. Spanish language e-book market comes into its own (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. ‘I should write a book:’ Why authors decide [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

The latest series about an out-of-place teen heroine living in a dystopian future is continuing to pay off for HarperCollins. “Divergent” by Veronica Roth is once again No. 1 on the Digital Book World E-book Best-Seller list. That’s the sixth time out of all eight weeks in 2014 that “Divergent” has been No. 1. Helping the publisher’s [...] more »