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Newspaper Review Boosts eBook’s Amazon Sales Rank 2,000%

Who says newspaper book reviews are dying? Thriller novelist Dave White saw the Amazon sales rank for his novel increase 2,000 percent after a glowing review in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last weekend.

As you can see by the “Movers and Shakers” screenshot embedded above, the rank for White’s Witness to Death skyrocketed following the newspaper review. The novel also illustrated the power of a 99-cent Kindle eBook–one of seven popular eBook prices debated yesterday. 

White explained his sales in an email interview: “Before the review I’d been selling decently, the first month the book was out.  But after the initial reception (and coinciding with Amazon’s summer sale) my own sales slowed to 10 or so a day.  Since the review came out on Sunday, I’ve sold over 400 books and my sales ranking has skyrocketed.”

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Scene @ Linda Fairstein’s Book Launch

fairsteintrio.jpgIf the trio on the left – Donna Hanover, Linda Fairstein and Mary Higgins Clark – isn’t indicative that former prosecutor-turned-bestselling crime writer Fairstein’s launch party at Montblanc for her newest crime novel, BAD BLOOD, was a cut above the usual fare, then the swarm of TV cameras (Extra and Fox, we were told) and Cindy Adams rushing up and down in boots that could only be described as Uggs on steroids might be the best sign that this event will merit more media attention than most GalleyCat-able book parties. The adoring crowd – which included Fairstein’s husband, Justin Feldman, FOX News anchor Rosanna Scotto and M.J. Rose) marveled at the store’s collection of luxury watches, jewelry and especially its pens – the last item especially dear to Fairstein’s heart. “I never leave the house without a Montblanc pen,” she remarked to the crowd after signing dozens of copies of her new novel.

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