In case you haven’t got your weekly Amazon’s News Fix of the Week, here’s a goodie for you. Publisher’s Weekly reports that Amazon will no longer list free Kindle e-book downloads in their bestseller list. They will now spilt the list into two categories: free and paid downloads. So what does this mean? Well, you will see a notable change in the book titles listed on their Kindle Bestseller list and I’m sure this will make some authors very happy. Below is an excerpt from the Publisher’s Weekly article. For more information, please visit www.publishersweekly.com.
– Joy Farrington, The Book Club Expert
For some in publishing it may be a curiosity, for others a point of contention—Amazon’s practice of including free downloads in its list of most popular Kindle titles. It will soon no longer be an issue. A representative at the e-tailer has confirmed that the company will be splitting its Kindle bestseller list, creating one list for paid books and another for free titles. The date for the switch is vague—the rep would only say it will happen in “a few weeks”—but the switch will certainly be noticed.