Amazon Continues Best-Seller List Success

Following up on its first-ever week with a No. 1 ebook best-seller, Amazon Publishing again made a splash on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. The upstart publisher had four titles on the list with Long Knives by Charles …

Amazon Roars With Top Ebook Best-Sellers

Amazon had four of the top-25 best-selling ebooks last week, including the No. 1 best-selling ebook, The Barkeep by William Lashner. To date, the highest Amazon Publishing has been on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list is No. 3 — When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde had its high-water mark in July 2013; the title is currently sitting at No. 9.

Book Publishing M&A Getting Revved

A dawning age of mergers and acquisitions, calling out especially “disgraceful” Barnes & Noble branches, sizing up Amazon’s future might, more rumored executive defections from Barnes & Noble and more.

Film Drives Hachette’s Lone Survivor to No. 1

The release of the film Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, has helped drive the ebook of the same title to No. 1 on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. Readers snapped up Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account …

Brain Drain at Nook

Nook’s leadership troubles, a big acquisition for F+W Media, Baker & Taylor’s new CEO, insights on the Penguin Random House merger and more.

E-Reading Expansion Continues

The steady growth of e-reader ownership, self-published authors’ sales retail challenges, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s new digital chief, and much more from this week’s Digital Book World 2014.

Amazon: A Cheetah Hunting Gazelles (Publishers)

Echoing a haunting analogy from his book about the world’s biggest e-tailer, The Everything Store, Brad Stone reminded the publishers sitting in the audience at Digital Book World 2014 that Amazon views publishers as “sickly” gazelles and itself as a cheetah.

Welcome to the Digital Book Era

Making sense of the leveling ebook market, executive reshuffling at Barnes & Noble, publishing for the Common Core standards, challenges for publishing start-ups and more!

Nook Sales Nosedive

Details on Nook’s big holiday hit, more analysis of the new Barnes & Noble CEO choice, the latest author survey data, worldwide ebook sales data and more!

Barnes & Noble Appoints Michael Huseby as Chief Executive Officer

Michael Huseby is the new CEO of Barnes & Noble, following the July departure of William Lynch, who had held the position for three years and oversaw the launch of the Nook e-reader and ebooks business. Most recently, Huseby had been CEO of the Nook division, reporting to Barnes & Noble chairman Len Riggio, in the wake of Lynch’s departure.