Friday, October 30, 2015

The Roundup with PW including YouTube Authors Storm the Bestseller List

YouTube Authors Storm the Bestseller List
The ability of YouTube personalities to capture readers is writ large if you look at this week’s bestseller list. Three books by YouTube dynamos landed in the top 20 on Publishers Weekly's overall bestseller list, powered by Nielsen BookScan, for the week ending October 25. more »

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