From Digital Book World:
This week, it’s Amazon’s turn to dominate the ebook best-seller charts. It has two titles in the top ten and three in the top twelve, all Hangman’s Daughter books by Oliver Pötzsch.
When Amazon launched its publishing operation in 2011 and 2012 — first in Seattle and then in New York — hopes were high among its early authors and other publishers were scared that the leading book retailer in the world would favor its own titles above theirs and book sales would sag for anyone publishing under another imprint.
Fast-forward to 2013 and those hopes have been somewhat dashed and those fears somewhat dispelled as Amazon has had struggles in the publishing business.
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However, due to an aggressive pre-sale of the upcoming Pötzsch title The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman’s Daughter Tale, things are looking up. The book doesn’t hit shelves until July but Amazon offered it for $0.99 at the end of last week*, shooting it to No. 1. After a day-long sale, the price was raised to $7.99 and then lowered again to $4.99.
Link to the rest at Digital Book World