Tag: simon & schuster

by Jeremy Greenfield

Gayle Forman’s ”If I Stay” topped the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list for a second straight week after ending a huge run at No. 1 for John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” What else do the two titles have in common, aside from multiple weeks selling more than any other e-book out there? They’re both [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

What makes an e-book successful? In a lot of ways, it’s the same stuff that makes print books successful: great writing and storytelling; attractive packaging; and smart and timely marketing. Current events and events in other media can also have an impact, most notably movie tie-ins. But for e-books, unlike print books, a movie release [...] 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 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 Julie Keck

1. Penguin resumes selling thousands of e-books to libraries (Digital Book World) 2. AUDIO: FAA considers changing the rules on e-books (Kai Ryssdal / Marketplace on American Public Media) 3. American Library Association announces town hall on e-books (Michael Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 4. Simon & Schuster launches pilot to sell e-books in classrooms (Digital [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. New York Times launches e-book programs (Publishers Weekly) 2. How a tech entrepreneur became a best-selling Amazon Kindle author (VentureBeat) 3. Macmillan CEO: no, we won’t settle with the DOJ in the e-books case (paidContent) 4. Simon & Schuster open to selling e-books [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Amazon is the most lucrative sales channel for e-book sales, survey says (GalleyCat) 2. Tentative Deal on E-Book Prices Is Reached in Europe (NYT) 3. Apple and publishers subpoena Amazon in e-book pricing case (PaidContent) 4. Parents and kids both [...] more »