Kindle Unlimited Titles Off the DBW Ebook Best-Seller List

by Rachel Baker on July 31, 2014

This should not really be surprising. There is ultimately no real way to sort out books that have been subscribed to vs books that are bought. It will be interesting to see if this begins to have a ripple effect through the industry.

Kindle Unlimited titles have been removed from the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list due to an inability to sort out retail purchases from Kindle Unlimited “reads” when creating the list.

After discussing several possibilities with Amazon as to how to include titles that had robust sales but also had reads on the new ebook subscription platform counted toward Amazon Kindle sales ranking, no solution was found. The conversations were constructive and amicable but, ultimately, not successful.

The issue is that the DBW Ebook Best-Seller list draws data from other best-seller lists, including the Kindle best-seller list. The list is meant to be an index of what book buyers are purchasing most and how much they’re spending each time they do so

Kindle Unlimited Titles Off the DBW Ebook Best-Seller List

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