Here’s one for the books. The digital book market is gaining so much traction with consumers and the publishing industry that the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has expanded its relationship with Nielson BookScan to add a best-seller listing in the weekend edition of WSJ.

The new charts debuted on October 29 and includes contributed data from all major eBook  retailers will include self-published digital releases, children’s books, perennials, fiction and nonfictions, and even included books priced at 99 cents.

A year ago, the WSJ expanded its weekend edition to include a pull-out section on books with reviews and features. The eBook list is included with the regular best-seller charts in the “Review” section and throws yet another spotlight on the future of publishing.

“Nielsen BookScan monitors the English-language book industry worldwide, gathering point-of-sale book data from about 12,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 75% of the nation’s book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and web retailers, as well as food stores (excluding Walmart and Sam’s Club). Ebook data providers include all major ebook retailers.” Source: The Nielsen Co. and Information Today, Inc.

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3 Comments on The Wall Street Journal debuts eBook best-seller list highlights growing market for digital books

  1. Jeanne C. says:

    Thanks for passing this along. The dynamics of the publishing industry are changing rapidly. I’ve noticed a change in our B & N store. The lions share of the space is taken up with activity center for children. Interesting.

  2. LInda Gartz says:

    The more I read about the expansion of e-books, the happier I am! Maybe by the time I’m done with my book I can go right to an ebook and save all that money the publishers normally get in traditional publishing. Now back to writing. So glad you’re enjoying the love story I’m posting!

  3. Sandy says:

    Linda,
    Let me know when I can talk about your book on my blog. I know it’ll be terrific. Yes, I’m thoroughly enjoying your story on Family Archaeologist I hope visitors to SpittalStreet can clearly see the link in my Blogroll.

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