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Why I Wrote a Novel About Sex Trafficking

Nancy Deville | Posted 09.21.2015 | Books
Nancy Deville

To this day, I still shudder thinking of the insanely dangerous circumstances I put myself as a childish eighteen-year-old. It's one reason why I feel so deeply about this subject. It could have been me.

16 Books To Read And Love Forever

Posted 04.30.2015 | OWN

Here they are: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and think about still. In no part...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 28

Digital Book World | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The return of agency ebook pricing for three of the Big Five publishers hasn't had much visible impact on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List so far. In the meantime, Penguin Random House continues to dominate the rankings.

'My Struggle' in Reading Karl Ove Knausgaard in The New York Times Magazine

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Now, I know I'm risking mailbags of angry letters from his millions of fans, but one of the fascinating things about Knausgaard is that he has nothing to say. Nothing interesting, that is.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 21

Digital Book World | Posted 04.27.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

It's perhaps noteworthy to find Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train settle into its fourth week at No. 1, even while a considerable handful of media-tie ins filled out the spots beneath it in the week heading into the Oscars.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 24

Digital Book World | Posted 03.30.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Media tie-ins are well known to power titles up the ranks of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. And this week, the Bradley Cooper film adaptation of American Sniper drives two separate editions of the book into the No. 1 and No. 22 spots of this week's top 25.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 3

Digital Book World | Posted 03.09.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The average price of a best-selling ebooks drops to $4.36, down from $5.96 the week heading into the holidays, on the first Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List of 2015. The likeliest culprit? Discounts for last-minute holiday shoppers.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 8

Digital Book World | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Self-published titles comprise twenty percent of this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, the same share as last week. But now three of them are inside the top ten.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks: Week of October 11

Digital Book World | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This week sees an uptick in the number of titles with price tags higher than $10 on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

8 Incredible Books To Wind Down Your Summer

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

A family faces personal and global upheaval in Amy Bloom's brilliant new novel, Smith Henderson's debut captures one man's everyday struggles in i...

A "Sistah's" View: Fifty Shades of Gray

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Maybe it's just me, but a guy ordering me to give up all control and let him tell me what to do in bed or anywhere else is not okay.

Growing Public Will for Climate Action

Lisa Bennett | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Lisa Bennett

It should be no surprise that an issue such as global warming has not yet become a popular cause in America -- despite a quarter-century of talk about it, and the fact that a failure to address it undermines humanity's own self-interest.

What Happened When I Wrote a Best-seller

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

I think what matters is that we've got to continue learning how to pray. The best way to learn is to do it. I wrote Are You Running With Me, Jesus when I was 42 years old. Next June 8 I will be 91. I'm still learning.

David Baldacci's 'Bullseye' Dominates Q1 Kindle Single Best-Seller List

Howard Polskin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

Bullseye, by David Baldacci, spent the most weeks (eight) in the quarter as the top-selling fiction e-book single, according to Thin Reads research. ...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of April 19

Digital Book World | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This book jumped 14 spots since last week to take the topmost one.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 8

Digital Book World | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The average price of a best-selling ebook continued its upward climb this week on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 1

Digital Book World | Posted 05.05.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Veronica Roth's Divergent series still tops the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller lists taking the Number 1 and 2 spots. The popularity of the books is being driven in part by the upcoming Divergent movie, which hits theaters March 21.

The Secret to Writing a Best-selling Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

We know today, some popular writers employ a "formula" such as fast-pacing, short sentences and chapters, and simple language, hoping to achieve success. Would I, as a novelist, seriously consider changing the manner in which I write? The easy answer is: No.

Did Someone Say 'Classic'? Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat Could Not Be Published Today

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Peter Mandel

You may know that Dr. Seuss's real name was Theodor Geisel. But bet you didn't know this: The Cat in the Hat could not be published today. Repeat: It couldn't make the cut.

Opportunities Increasing for Authors in E-Book Single Marketplace

Howard Polskin | Posted 12.09.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

If there's any gloomy note in the findings for the third quarter, it's the outlook for new fiction in the e-book single marketplace. There appears to be very little appetite from consumers for short fiction from unknown or relatively unknown authors.

Finnish Journalists Launch Prestigious Book Publishing Venture With Just $600

Howard Polskin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Long Play's books are prestigious and editorially ambitious. The first e-book single Long Play published was about international soccer corruption in Finnish Lapland.

How to Write a Nonfiction E-Book Single Best-Seller

Howard Polskin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

From studying the movement of books landing on the list, there are some clear lessons that I've learned. So before you decide to sit down and write your way into a new tax status, pay attention to the advice below.

Advice to New Writers: Go Where the Readers Are (and Why You Cannot Trust the Best Seller List)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.10.2012 | Books
Deepak Chopra

As long as the old best-seller system keeps declining, making it much, much harder for new writers to break in, alternatives will have to emerge. The only advice that I can give is self-promotion and going where the readers are.

What's Your Number? Confessions of an 'Amazon Rank'-Obsessive and Soon-to-be 'Author Central' Addict

Nora Zelevansky | Posted 09.15.2012 | Books
Nora Zelevansky

My father-in-law turned to me and asked: "So, what's your number?" I looked back at him blankly. I was so naive in those days (last week). That was when I learned about the Amazon Best Sellers Rank.

What Do Writers Want? Everything.

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.05.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Roxane Gay recently pointed out in Salon that all our discussions about whether women writers like best selling Jennifer Weiner don't get enough press...