Lee Child on Why He Signed with Authors United (PW) Lee Child, the bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels, revealed why he cares about the Amazon-Hachette dispute — and it’s not about e-book royalties. Child wrote, “it’s a thus-far-and-no-further thing for me. I don’t want Amazon to be the only publisher.” *** Kobo Promises […]
As some may know, there’s a fascinating spat going on between Lee Child, recent star of a BBC Newsnight anti-Amazon segment, and the The Passive Voice‘s readers and creator – a.k.a. David Vandagriff, recently cited, along with Chris Meadows and yours truly, as one of The Independent Publishing Magazine‘s “12 Publishing Shakers You Should Be […]
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The average price of e-books on Digital Book World’s best seller list dropped to an all-time low. The company reported on Wednesday the average price fell by nearly a dollar to $5.41. DBW has 25 books on its list and Lee Child’s newest Jack Reacher book jumping to the top spot with a price of [...]
Erotic writer Sylvia Day tops The Bookseller's first e-book ranking, the first ever e-book chart that includes publisher-supplied volume sales numbers. Entwined with You (Penguin) sold more than 200,000 digital copies in June, ahead even of its print sales; meaning that it becomes the first title to top both monthly lists having sold more digitally than in print.
The New York Times ran a fascinating profile of David Blum, the editor of Amazon’s “Kindle Singles” store. But along the way, they also took a look at the whole phenomenon of Singles—and what it means for the future of books. Amazon has sold nearly 5 million Kindle singles over the last 27 months, according to the article about Blum, who tells the newspaper that “Every day I become more obsessed with how brilliant the concept is…” But it’s got me wondering just how popular the Kindle Singles really are…