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Self-Published Titles Dominate Top of Ebook Best-Sellers List

30 April 2013

From Digital Book World:

Last week self-published authors stunned the publishing world by taking the Nos. 1 and 2 spots on the DBW Ebook Best-Seller list.

This week, David Baldacci’s The Hit (Hachette) is No. 1, ending the reign of Holly Ward’s Damaged; however, this week, Ward brought friends. Five of the top ten best-selling ebook titles this week were self-published, three of them at $0.99 and one of them by a bankable big-six author gone hybrid.

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Authors like Freethy have been joined by authors like Ward to make a new class of power-players in publishing: hybrid authors. They publish with traditional publishers when they want to, self-publish when they choose and run their careers like businesses. It might be merely interesting to publishers, retailers and everyone in between if these authors weren’t starting to dominate best-seller lists; it’s more than interesting now — it’s material.

Link to the rest at Digital Book World and thanks to becca for the tip.

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2 Comments to “Self-Published Titles Dominate Top of Ebook Best-Sellers List”

  1. Yessssss. Go *readers*, the only true curators of good stories.

  2. …and run their careers like businesses.

    lol. Said as if doing so is something new. Well, unfortunately, for many authors, it probably is a new concept.

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