By Jason Boog writing for GalleyCat: The First Word on the Book Publishing Industry.
Amazon Kindle has released a list of Kindle bestsellers to celebrate the fifth birthday of the reading device.
Interestingly enough, Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James was the top selling book of all time on the Kindle.
We’ve collected the two lists below, a walk down memory lane for eBook fans. How many of these bestsellers have you read?
Top 5 best-selling Kindle books ever
1. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
2. The Hunger Games
3. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
5. Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
Top selling Kindle books by year
1. The Complete User’s Guide To the Amazing Amazon Kindle (2008)
2. The Lost Symbol (2009)
3. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2010)
4. The Help (2011)
5. Fifty Shades of Grey (2012)
By Jason Boog on GalleyCat: The First Word On The Book Publishing Industry.
Our Self-Published Bestseller List has been packed with books labeled as “new adult fiction,” a relatively new literary genre. To help GalleyCat readers, we’ve created a quick primer on new adult fiction, complete with free samples of books by leading adult fiction writers.
The label was first used in 2009 when St. Martin’s Press hosted a contest looking for stories that could be marketed to both YA readers and adult readers. The contest described for new adult fiction as books “with protagonists who are slightly older than YA and can appeal to an adult audience.”
Last week, new adult fiction author Cora Carmack landed a three-book deal, bringing the term into a New York Times headline.
To get a definition beyond that simple description, YALitChat.org founder Georgia McBride interviewed JJ, an editorial assistant who worked on the St. Martin’s writing contest. Here’s an excerpt:
there is a gap in the current adult market–the literary fiction market–for fiction about twentysomethings. You never stop growing up, I think, but little in the market seems to address the coming-of-age that also happens in your 20s. This is the time of life when you are an actual, legal adult, but just because you’re able to vote (in the US, anyway) that doesn’t mean you know HOW to be one. This is the first time when you are building a life that is your OWN, away from your parents and the family that raised you. It’s a strange and scary place to be. Just as YA is fiction about discovering who you are as a person, I think NA is fiction about building your own life. (Very generalised, of course.) I hope that the creation of this category will allow the adult market to develop and expand in similar ways the children’s market did.
From the Book Patrol.
At Digital Book Today we always love a good book infographic.
This infographic deals with the bestselling Science Fiction books of all time.
A lot of real classic books along with some unique stats for the books.
Follow this link to see The Bestselling Science Fiction Books of All Time in Infographic form.
We hope you enjoy this stroll through the best Science Fiction titles.