Lack of E-books on UK Bestseller List Causes Problems

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

In a convincing post at The Bookseller, Scott Pack, publisher of The Friday Project, an imprint of HarperCollins, notes that the lack of e-book sales integration into the UK bestseller lists cases a “whole host of problems,” not the least of which is that it might undermine a books ability to hit the list. Until recently, e-book sales in the …

What Germany is Reading This Week

In German Buch News by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Gathered from Boersenblatt.net, here are the top ten fiction and nonfiction hardcover bestsellers in Germany this week. Top 10 Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers in Germany (Oct 28 – Nov 3) (From Boersenblatt.net) Ken Follett: Sturz der Titanen German Publisher: Bastei Luebbe (Translated from English) Original: Fall of Giants, published by Dutton Adult Elizabeth George: Wer dem Tode geweiht …

When Will We Have E-book Bestseller Lists?

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

Op-ed by Tim Coronel (This story originally appeared in the Publishing Perspectives show daily at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 8 October 2010. Download the complete show daily here or click on the image to view the online version.) For all the data we are collecting about the book industry, there is one crucial piece of the puzzle we don’t …

Have We Missed Any Top-25 Bestseller Candidates?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story offers Noel L. Griese’s “best guess” as to the top 25 bestselling books of all time. Of course, it’s doubtful anyone can compile a completely accurate list of the top sellers of all time, given the notoriously unreliable nature of book sales statistics. It’s even more difficult when trying to include titles that originate overseas …

Books on Financial Crisis Dominate German Bestseller Lists

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Though Germany has generally maintained its financial health during the global economic crisis (at least in comparison to the US and some other parts of Europe), books dealing with the global financial crisis are still dominating business book bestseller lists in Germany. According to Buchreport, eight of the current top 15 business books deal with the crisis …