Facebook founder’s book club choice sends sales rocketing

Mark Zuckerberg’s selection of The End of Power by Moisés Naím sparks ‘seismic change’ in the book’s fortunes, with 18 months’ sales outstripped in daysHow to be a winner: the books that inspire Mark Zuckerberg and other high flyersWhy would Mark Zuckerberg recommend The End of Power? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to shift his “media diet towards reading books” with the launch of a Facebook reading group has had a “seismic” effect on the sales of the first title chosen for consideration.The End of Power is an economics title by Moisés Naím, former executive director of the World Bank and Venezuela’s former minister of industry and trade. Claiming that power is shifting towards the individual, it was first published in 2013, and was chosen by Zuckerberg over the weekend as the first book he will pick up as part of a challenge to read something new every two weeks, and discuss it online. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oyster, The "Spotify For Books," Is Taking On Amazon With E-Book Sales

Oyster, The "Spotify For Books," Is Taking On Amazon With E-Book Sales Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book the Writer service brings authors to book clubs – for a fee

While authors have appeared in person, via Skype or via telephone at book clubs before, Book the Writer has the clubs pay for the author's appearance. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Red launches book club and doubles books coverage

Red magazine is launching the Red Book Club and doubling the amount of space it dedicates to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Printed book sales fall as Christmas digital sales rise

Physical book sales in the final week of the year totalled £22.5m — down 70% week on... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kindle E-books Top Print Books Sales on Amazon

It happened. Amazon says ebook sales have surpassed physical book sales on Amazon.com. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Day books top charts but sales are down on last year

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:56 Sales of the six £1 World Book Day books fell 36% week-on-week, to 159,000 copies sold—a figure down 9% on the comparative week last year—but they nonetheless continue to dominate the sharp end of this week’s Official UK Top... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night books defy the critics as sales grow

Written By: Philip Stone and Felicity Wood Publication Date: Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:43 The majority of the books to be handed out tomorrow (5th March) as part of World Book Night have already received a sales boost in 2011. The figures will be a welcome fillip for the organisers, with founder... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Is Hosting a Massive Book Sale

Ebooks, paperbacks, and hardcover editions are deeply discounted through May 20. Continue reading at Wired

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The Best Hardcover and Paperback Deals of the Amazon Book Sale

Get some of the most popular hardcovers and paperbacks of the past two years on sale for 50% off today! Continue reading at Book Riot

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Print Book Sales Fell 4% in April as Nonfiction Struggles

The decline was due in part to an earlier Easter this year, as well as the continued soft sales in the nonfiction category, according to Circana BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Club: ‘James,’ by Percival Everett

For The Book Review Podcast’s May book club, we’ll talk about “James,” Percival Everett’s radical reimagining of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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Book Club Picks for May 2024

Kaliane Bradley's debut, Colm Tóibín's latest, and Rachel Khong's sophomore effort are among the novels chosen this month by the nation's biggest book clubs, from Oprah and Jenna to 'Good Morning America.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon Launches Massive Six-Day Book Sale

The inaugural Amazon Book Sale will run May 15–20 and feature deep discounts on thousands of books, including 50% off print bestsellers. The e-retailer is touting the event as "The Book Sale of Your Dreams." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Religion & Spirituality Books On-Sale Calendar: May 2024

Grammy Award-winning artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard recounts how God’s strength has fueled her through triumphs and trials, 'Duck Dynasty' star Willie Robertson shares ways Christians can discuss their faith without preaching, and more new religion books publishing in May. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bologna 2024: TikTok Pushes English-Language Book Sales in Europe

The growth of English-language book sales in continental Europe is on the rise, fueled by interest generated on TikTok and fed in large part by Amazon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Best Book Club Picks for April

The gang is getting back together for a fourth Bridget Jones movie, Reese picks a five-year-old book for April, and more news. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Book Club Picks for April 2024

The latest novels by Leif Enger, Abby Jimenez, and Claire Lombardo are among this month's picks by the nation's biggest book clubs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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With Nonfiction Soft, Print Book Sales Fell 1.7% in First Quarter

Led by books by Sarah J. Maas and Rebecca Yarros, fiction sales were up in the first quarter this year, but nonfiction declines resulted in a 1.7% drop in total unit sales of print books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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AAP Preliminary Report Puts Religion Book Sales up 7.8% in 2023

Sales of religious books at companies that report results to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program rose 7.8% last year over 2022, hitting $819.7 million. It was the largest increase among all publishing categories. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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