Amazon Charts launched in 2007 in the USA and lists the highest 20 digital titles in fiction and nonfiction by most learn and most offered. It not solely consists of e book information, but additionally audiobook. It additionally retains monitor of the digital titles that had been loaned out through Kindle Limitless and Prime Studying. Amazon has simply launched Charts in the UK.
The brand new charts, out there at amazon.co.uk/charts, mirror those who debuted within the US in Could 2017. Simon Johnson, nation supervisor, Amazon UK Books, mentioned: “We’re very excited to be launching Amazon Charts within the UK, giving our clients model new insights into essentially the most learn and most purchased books throughout all codecs in our retailer. We hope that the weekly lists will encourage readers to strive one thing new, whether or not in bodily, e-book or audio.”
Amazon has additionally added speaking factors to every listed title, telling the “tales behind the books”. For instance, an “All Ears” icon showcases the most well-liked books amongst Audible listeners every week. Amazon famous that extra folks listened to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows than learn it on Kindle this week, as was additionally the case with Walliams’ The World’s Worst Academics. Seven out of 10 of essentially the most learn fiction books this week are Harry Potter books; 9 of the highest 10 most learn fiction books this week are by feminine authors, who additionally dominate the highest 20 checklist.
The Bookseller in London, editor Philip Jones notes that the arrival of the Charts on British shores is critical as a result of it provides some restricted perception into Amazon’s gross sales prowess of varied titles on the digital facet. “The info represents the primary time print and digital gross sales have been recorded collectively,” Jones writes, “throwing a highlight on the success of digital-only publications, which aren’t at present tracked by the official charts firm Nielsen BookScan.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the previous ten years. His articles have been picked up by main and native information sources and web sites such because the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Publish and Verge.