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Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Flappers and chaperones

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This weekly feature examines certain ebooks’ paths to bestseller-dom, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (Penguin/Riverhead) What it’s about: Silent movie star Louise Brooks, at age 15, is accompanied by 36-year-old Cora Carlisle from Wichita to New York. The...
Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Flappers and chaperones
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Living In The Light: A Tribute To The "Wheel Of Time"

Thanks to BitTorrent, The 4-Hour Chef goes from being boycotted by Barnes and Noble to a bestseller

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Self-help guru Tim Ferriss may have had a troubled start with his latest book, The 4-Hour Chef, but now it’s flying off the shelves. The book in question has gone from being boycotted by Barnes and Noble to becoming the first BitTorrent bestseller. Here’s the story. The book is published...
Thanks to BitTorrent, The 4-Hour Chef goes from being boycotted by Barnes and Noble to a bestseller

Clive Barker Teams With deviantART On Crowdsourced Book

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Andy Warhol once said "being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art." He was right. Take for example, deviantArt. If you haven't heard of this social network for artists, here's your wake up call. The 12-year-old site is a social-media pioneer. A platform for art discovery and ecommerce,...
Clive Barker Teams With deviantART On Crowdsourced Book

This book plays itself on TV: E-book bestsellers breakdown

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This new weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week’s featured title The book: “A Brewing Storm” by Richard Castle (Hyperion, list price $2.99). “A Brewing Storm,” an e-single, is #13...
This book plays itself on TV: E-book bestsellers breakdown

Twitter's first star

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Thanks to her gift for 140-character witticisms, Kelly Oxford has transformed herself from Canadian stay-at-home mum to Los Angeles-based bestselling author and screenwriter. Hermione Hoby meets the woman all the celebrities followIf you can name five Kardashians but can't name five countries in Asia, stick a knife in an electrical...
Twitter's first star

Four self-published authors on New York Times ebook bestseller list

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Colleen Hoover's Slammed to reach eighth place this weekend ahead of ebooks by James Patterson and Karin SlaughterFour self-published authors will have a total of seven novels on the New York Times ebook bestseller list this weekend, and the founder of self-publishing powerhouse Smashwords is predicting the number is only...
Four self-published authors on New York Times ebook bestseller list

Pay-what-you-want ebooks 'bundle' makes $1.1 m in two weeks

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Experiment offering a selection of novels and comics by writers including Neil Gaiman and Cory Doctorow is a runaway successAn experiment from major authors including Neil Gaiman and Cory Doctorow, which allows readers to pay the price of their choice for a collection of ebooks, has shattered all expectations, racking...
Pay-what-you-want ebooks 'bundle' makes $1.1 m in two weeks

The bestsellers breakdown: Desert island romance

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Two castaways find romance on a desert island…and other bestselling e-books this week. This week’s featured title “On the Island” by Tracey Garvis-Graves (self-published, $2.99). “On the Island” is #8 on the New York Times e-book bestseller list this week, and #16 on the USA today list. The book, released...
The bestsellers breakdown: Desert island romance

E-book Bestsellers: A “new adult” romance for the college set

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This weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week’s featured title: ”Easy” by Tammara Webber. Webber self-published the book on May 24. It hits the New York Times e-book fiction list...
E-book Bestsellers: A “new adult” romance for the college set

E-book bestsellers breakdown: I married a billionaire

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This new weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week’s featured title The book: “The Marriage Bargain” by Jennifer Probst (Entangled, $2.99). “The Marriage Bargain” is #11 on the New York Times...
E-book bestsellers breakdown: I married a billionaire

Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Nordic noir (but it's not Stieg Larsson)

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The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis (Soho Press) What it’s about: Danish nurse Nina Borg discovers a three-year-old boy in a suitcase, naked and drugged and alive. As she treks across Denmark to find out where he came from and how to get him back, her life is...
Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Nordic noir (but it's not Stieg Larsson)

RT @37signals: REWORK, our new business book, is now a New York Times Bestseller. Thank you everyone! http://bit.ly/4pbkxA

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RT @37signals: REWORK, our new business book, is now a New York Times Bestseller. Thank you everyone! http://bit.ly/4pbkxA

Crashing a book on the financial crash: E-book bestsellers breakdown

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This weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week’s featured title The book: “Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong” by Edward Conard (Penguin/Portfolio, list price...
Crashing a book on the financial crash: E-book bestsellers breakdown

Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Self-published romance climbs the lists

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This weekly feature examines certain ebooks’ paths to bestseller-dom, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park Here’s a good way for a book to become a New York Times bestseller: Have Jeff Bezos mention it on Amazon’s homepage....
Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Self-published romance climbs the lists

The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

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Editor’s note: Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Follow him on Twitter @j1berger. Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. There’s a science behind it. Social...
The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

"The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up"

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If you love books–heck, if you even like ‘em–run, don’t walk, and read this magnificent, magisterial essay by Richard Nash on their past, present and future. It’s long. Don’t be frightened. But even if the Internet has shredded your attention span, at least scroll down to its epic final paragraph....
"The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up"

Authors hail Teddy Roosevelt, rip ‘mommy porn’ at annual gala

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Trust-busting and 50 Shades of Grey were hot topics at last night’s annual Authors Guild Dinner where famous writers read modern-day rejection letters to Homer, F Scott Fitzgerald and others. New Yorker stalwart Calvin Trillin presided over the midtown Manhattan event which commemorated the Guild‘s 100th anniversary of standing up for the...
Authors hail Teddy Roosevelt, rip ‘mommy porn’ at annual gala

Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

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The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of 25 cents to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers. It’s splashy news but the reality is more complicated. Here’s an easy-to-read explanation of the latest twist in the fight over...
Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: October 26, 2012

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Down to You and The Wild Ones by Michelle Leighton (self-published, romance) How they hit the list: Leighton, who goes by M. Leighton and has self-published fifteen books, says she’s not sure how Down to You and The Wild Ones hit the New York Times bestseller lists. She did a promotional event at book...
Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: October 26, 2012

e-book buyers to get 25 cents to $1.32 per book in Apple price-fixing case

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Consumers outside of Minnesota will be reimbursed at least 25 cents for every e-book purchase they made from large publishers between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012. The news come from court filings that offer fresh details about a sweeping settlement between state governments and three publishers over an...
e-book buyers to get 25 cents to $1.32 per book in Apple price-fixing case
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Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: One-day sale moves a series up the charts

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This week, we explore the power of a sale to drive ebooks up the bestseller lists. The Sullivans series by Bella Andre (self-published) Romance author Bella Andre has self-published nine books and traditionally published eight. The self-published books have all been bestsellers at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo. Overall, Andre...
Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: One-day sale moves a series up the charts

Is this the next “50 Shades of Grey”?

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This weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week’s featured title: ”Bared to You” by Sylvia Day. It’s #20 on the New York Times e-book bestsellers list this week and What...
Is this the next “50 Shades of Grey”?
Spellcheck on steroids: City of Seattle implementing WordRake editing software

DRM-Free E-Books Makes Writers A Bundle of Cash

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A group of writers are quids in following an experiment to sell a bundle of DRM-free e-books. Sales of The Humble Bundle, which included works from authors Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman and the much-loved xkcd comic strip, have been anything but humble, with over 84,000 bundles sold, earning the authors...
DRM-Free E-Books Makes Writers A Bundle of Cash

States' ebook settlement: Preliminary approval, and a 2013 hearing

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Federal district judge Denise Cote has preliminarily approved (PDF) the states’ $69 million ebook pricing settlement with Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. The settlement covers all the states except Minnesota, and five territories including Washington, D.C. Consumers will be notified within 30 days if they are eligible for a...
States' ebook settlement: Preliminary approval, and a 2013 hearing

Cheezburger Network's new book and other tales from Ben Huh

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Cheezburger Network is known for its oddball network of 45 comedy Web sites, a growing and profitable online empire which is now attracting more than 340 million page views a month. And while more than 70 percent of the Seattle company's revenue still comes through online advertising dollars, Cheezburger also...
Cheezburger Network's new book and other tales from Ben Huh

Amazon offers ebook refunds in price-fixing settlement

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Amazon will offer partial refunds to customers who bought ebooks between April 2010 and May 2012 a result of the settlement in a price-fixing case between publishers and the attorneys general of most U.S. states. The retailer is notifying eligible customers by email. Compensation ranges from $0.30 to $1.32...
Amazon offers ebook refunds in price-fixing settlement
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