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

Digital Book World | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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.

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.

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.

A Talk With Peter James and Ian Rankin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.13.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Internationally acclaimed, their books have been translated into dozens of languages, and are regularly on best-seller lists. Peter and Ian are being interviewed together since they collaborated on a story in Face Off, a collection of short stories by some of the world's greatest thriller writers.

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.

James Patterson Donating 45,000 Books To NYC Students

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Books

NEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) - James Patterson's, one of America's most prolific authors, will donate 45,000 copies of his books for young readers to...

Amazon, Your Neighborhood in the Cloud

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
William Buckley Jr.

No question, the Internet and online sales are growing rapidly; to propose that we stop shopping online would be foolish. What isn't foolish is to look into the future and imagine what our towns will look like if we don't support our local businesses, at least with some of our purchases.

Goliath vs. Goliath: Why the Amazon-Hachette Debate Is Really a War Between Traditional and Self-Publishing

Brooke Warner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

I can't imagine that this divide will never be reconciled, and it's why we can anticipate that the separation between self-publishing and the industry will only get wider and wider.

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.

What the Amazon vs. Hachette Debate Ignores: Independent Authors

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

It's a fascinating debate, a fascinating time, one that mirrors much of what's already happened in the music industry, in journalism, art and photography; even online news aggregation. And, as in all revolutionary movements, the paradigm is shifting, to use a weary phrase.

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.

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.

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.

James Patterson and 11 Other Authors Who Love Independent Bookstores

Zola Books | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Move over, Avengers, there’s a new superhero in town. Over the last year, bestselling author James Patterson has been donating grants to indepen...

Fear Is the Common Denominator

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

When it comes to fiction, the most frightening depictions are those describing events that could really happen. Those situations resonate deeply because, unlike paranormal experiences, they fall within the realm of possibility.

The Relevance of a Professional Author Photo

Heather Hummel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Books
Heather Hummel

Since these images are not only long lasting on books, but are also shared on social media outlets, isn't it worth making sure they're great?

GONE Is Good

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.30.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The stories concerning New York City Detective Michael Bennett are among the most popular James Patterson has written. Now with number six in the seri...

Bestselling Author To Donate $1 Million To Indie Bookstores (VIDEO)

Posted 09.16.2013 | Books

James Patterson said on "CBS This Morning" that he intended to help children become better readers. His announcement comes at a time when one in every...

Writer to Writer: A Conversation with Andrew Gross

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Andrew Gross is the best-selling author of many thrillers including The Blue Zone, Eyes Wide Open, Don't Look Twice, 15 Seconds, and his latest novel, No Way Back.

Mr. Patterson, Meet Mr. Patterson

J.E. Fishman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books
J.E. Fishman

Let's sit down, break bread, and figure out how to guarantee that books by all writers, big and small, will have a prosperous future.