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Will Amazon Prime Reading for Kindle eBooks Hobble BookBub?

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
Janet Tavakoli

Amazon has blossomed from the world's biggest retail book seller, and Amazon is constantly changing the game to stay that way. In 2014, The Atlantic r...

Amazon Kindle Singles: Delicious Snackable Stories

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Janet Tavakoli

Why would a traditionally published author give exclusivity to Amazon for a new book? I thought I knew the answer, but I discovered the reasons are as varied as writers and book genres.

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

Howard Polskin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Home
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. ...

7 eBook Singles That Would Make Great Movies

Howard Polskin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Home
Howard Polskin

Authors, don't spend your option money yet. This is all back-of-the-cocktail-napkin speculation.

Author Kevin Jackson Wrote a Kindle Single Best-Seller in 10 Days

Howard Polskin | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home
Howard Polskin

What hasn't Kevin Jackson done in the world of content creation? He's been an author (long form and e-book singles), newspaper reporter, playwright, radio producer, rock opera writer.

Here Are 2013's Best-Selling Kindle Singles (Based on the Thin Reads Analysis)

Howard Polskin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Home
Howard Polskin

The 2013 Thin Reads best-seller rankings is based on an analysis of its weekly best-seller lists. And, for the record, there are no overall figures for e-book single sales at this present time.

The Exclusive 2014 E-Book Single Wish List

Howard Polskin | Posted 03.04.2014 | Home
Howard Polskin

The e-book single market inched forward in 2013. Yet, there was no hockey stick moment for e-book single sales that we could determine.

The 8 Most Influential People in E-Book Single Publishing

Howard Polskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Howard Polskin

These are people who decide or influence what we read when it comes to this exciting new form of digital content. And more importantly, they are starting to put their stamp on popular culture and mainstream journalism.

Opportunities Increasing for Authors in E-Book Single Marketplace

Howard Polskin | Posted 12.09.2013 | Home
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.

A La Carte Journalism: Where People (and Reporters) Set the Agenda

Karthika Swamy Cohen | Posted 11.30.2013 | Media
Karthika Swamy Cohen

Other companies have tried and failed to institute a paywall for this new way of reading news. Why are we suddenly hopeful that this model could work?

The Seven Secret E-Book Single Trends of the Summer

Howard Polskin | Posted 10.28.2013 | Home
Howard Polskin

Summer is usually a sleepy time of the year for the publishing business, but there were several fascinating developments in the world of e-book singles the past three months that were either overlooked or underreported.

The Number of E-Book Singles Released in Q2 Swells 18 percent, Reflecting Growing Market

Howard Polskin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Home
Howard Polskin

The e-book single market experienced a growth spurt in the second quarter as evidenced by the sharp upswing in the number of titles released to consumers.

Publisher Weekly's First E-Book Single Lands on Best-Seller List

Howard Polskin | Posted 08.24.2013 | Home
Howard Polskin

An e-book single from Publishers Weekly about the behind-the-scenes pricing battles for e-books has become one of the surprise nonfiction best sellers for the week of June 23.

Journalists Fast to Produce New Nonfiction Kindle Singles But Sales Are Slow

Howard Polskin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Home
Howard Polskin

There's been a slew of high-quality non-fiction e-book singles in recent weeks yet most have failed to crack the Kindle Singles top-ten best-seller list.

James Wolcott's E-Book Single About 100-Year-Old Ballet Performance Waltzes Onto Best-Seller List

Howard Polskin | Posted 08.11.2013 | Home
Howard Polskin

Who knew there'd be a receptive audience for a work about a ballet performance in Paris from exactly 100 years ago? But the strength of the Wolcott name -- he's the cultural critic for Vanity Fair -- helped drive sales in its first week on the digital book shelf.

The Seven Buzziest E-Book Single Issues in June

Howard Polskin | Posted 08.02.2013 | Home
Howard Polskin

Denial, Jonathan Rauch's touching story about living in the closet for 25 years connects powerfully with readers. It jumped onto the best seller a few weeks after publication.

Beach Reading 2013: Guide to This Summer's Top E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 07.19.2013 | Home
Howard Polskin

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season. With that in mind, Thin Reads has published the world's first guide to the top e-book singles for the summer. Here's what we looked for.

Five E-Book Singles About Jodi Arias Already Published

Howard Polskin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Home
Howard Polskin

Quick turnaround for an e-book single: Fast writers can bang out a 100-page e-book single about Arias in a month. That's how long it took AP reporters Josh Hoffner and Brian Skoloff.

Stephen King Is King of E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Home
Howard Polskin

Stephen King deserves kudos for his sweeping narrative powers, creative brilliance and prodigious output. But his real genius may be his ability to successfully navigate new content platforms.

The Onion's Joe Biden Getting His Own Book

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.17.2013 | Comedy

Joe Biden is getting his own autobiography, and it's being written by The Onion. Keep in mind, the book's subject will not be the actual Vice Presi...

Mishka Shubaly Is Not 'Bachelor Number One'

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Cynthia Ellis

Mishka Shubaly's writing grabs you by your neck, his thumb fingering the delicate pulse by your throat. He's going to tell you about himself, and the reason you can't stop reading? It's because he also seems to know a thing or two about your inner life.

How To Write In The Digital Revolution

Heather Brooke | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Heather Brooke

As the news agenda goes into warp speed, it becomes ever more difficult for authors writing about current events to keep their books timely and relevant.

Bestselling Author Releases New Kindle Single About Animal Love And Technology

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

Last Friday Susan Orlean was on the verge of some serious animal acquisitions. Her latest herd of 12 Black Angus cattle was scheduled to be dropped of...

Kindle, New York Times Make Big Moves In Digital Book World

The Big Picture | Marion Maneker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yesterday was potentially a very big day in the publishing world with two announcements that could capitalize in the rapid shift toward e-books....