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Donna Tartt

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 4

Digital Book World | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Even though Donna Tartt's novel drops off the list this week, Hachette makes a somewhat stronger showing than they have in some time, with two titles of its titles landing within the top ten.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 9

Digital Book World | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The title that jumped six spots this week to unseat Gayle Forman's novel is Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child, and it, too, is published by Penguin Random House.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 30

Digital Book World | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Gayle Forman's If I Stay rounds out its fifth week in the No. 1 spot, after ending The Fault in Our Stars's twelve-week run. In other words, it's been some time since other publishers significantly edged out Penguin Random House titles on the best-seller list.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 23

Digital Book World | Posted 10.27.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Penguin Random House has had a very good summer (as well as a very good year--so far, anyway) when it comes to best-selling ebooks.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 16

Digital Book World | Posted 10.21.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

All it takes is a quick glance at the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List on any given week to see how a TV or movie adaptation boosts best-selling ebook sales. But once in a while the effect is especially pronounced.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 2

Digital Book World | Posted 10.06.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Pushing John Green's The Fault in Our Stars aside in order to assume the No. 1 rank Green's novel held for twelve straight weeks, If I Stay is also a title buoyed up by aggressive promotional efforts ahead of the August 22 release of a film adaptation based on the novel.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of July 26

Digital Book World | Posted 09.29.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Since launching earlier this month, Amazon's Kindle Unlimited has exerted an ever greater impact on best-selling ebooks. But because of the inability to distinguish individual ebook purchases from Kindle Unlimited "reads," Digital Book World has removed Kindle Unlimited titles from its weekly list.

'The Goldfinch' To Be Made Into A Movie

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.29.2014 | Books

Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch is set to become a feature film, as Warner Brothers has acquired the movie rights to the bo...

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

Digital Book World | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The Fault in Our Stars continues its run at the very top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List for the eleventh straight week.

Bernardine Evaristo, Literary Rebel With a Cause

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Books
Diriye Osman

British-Nigerian novelist and poet, Bernardine Evaristo is not only a master of literary gender-bending but she's also adroit at subverting well-worn tropes from slavery to stifled sexuality in a way that feels new, visceral, vital.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of July 12

Digital Book World | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

John Green and Penguin Random House have reason to celebrate. Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars marks its tenth straight week in the No. 1 spot.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of July 5

Digital Book World | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

After climbing twenty spots since last week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, Dean Koontz's The Neighbor finds itself within the top five best-selling ebooks of the week. That's especially noteworthy since the title is a Kindle Single.

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

Digital Book World | Posted 09.01.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The Amazon-Hachette dispute wears on, but the publisher still manages to see two of its titles in this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

What's New with Novels?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

From its start in the early 18th century, the novel as a genre has always resisted easy definition. Samuel Johnson, literary critic and author of the first comprehensive English dictionary, defined the novel in 1755 as "a small tale, generally of love."

Maddie Crum

The One Book You Absolutely MUST Read This Year (If You Haven't Already)

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.27.2014 | Books

Vanity Fair recently ran an article titled "It's Tartt -- but Is It Art?", an irritating headline for an only slightly less irritating piece raising a...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 21

Digital Book World | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List is, in some ways, a tale of three titles: John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, his 2006 novel Looking for Alaska and J. K. Rowling's The Silkworm, published under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 14

Digital Book World | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The success of the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars is helping John Green's YA novel hold onto its place at the top of the latest Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 7

Digital Book World | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The Fault in Our Stars is making a splash at the box office this week, so it's no shock that the John Green novel it's based on is squarely at the top of this week's list.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of May 31

Digital Book World | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

All three Hachette titles on last week's rankings took a spill, with one -- David Baldacci's The Target -- dropping out of the top ten.

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

Digital Book World | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Despite its ongoing feud with Amazon, Hachette continues to boast a strong presence on this week's list. One reason is that the e-tailer has so far proven reluctant to extend the pricing tactics it's applied to Hachette print titles to the publisher's ebooks.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of May 17

Digital Book World | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The company's publishing arm sees further successes with Moving Day by Jonathan Stone holding steady for the second week in a row at No. 2, plus two additional titles in the top ten. The top ten best-selling ebooks for the week of May 17.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of May 10

Digital Book World | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The Target by David Baldacci falls from the No. 1 spot it held for the past two weeks down to No. 7, capping off a frustrating week for Hachette, which is currently scuffling with Amazon over delayed shipments of some of its biggest print titles.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of May 3

Digital Book World | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This week finds The Target by David Baldacci still hanging onto the No. 1 position on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of April 26

Digital Book World | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

David Baldacci's The Target zooms into the No. 1 position, just as the average price of a best-selling ebook bucks the prevailing trend and jumps past the $8.00 mark.

So You Want to Be a (Successful) Writer?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Aren't there authors who stay outside the mainstream and are better for it? To satisfy myself, I concocted a version of objective analysis sufficiently rigorous to help a fiction writer relax. Scientists, shut your eyes.