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On Tuesday (the same day IndieReader wrote about iBooks in its new TECH-Toc feature), Apple’s US iBookstore launched a major feature called “Breakout Books”, which highlights several dozen self-published titles.

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On Tuesday (the same day IndieReader wrote about iBooks in its new TECH-Toc feature), Apple’s US iBookstore launched a major feature called “Breakout Books”, which highlights several dozen self-published titles.

According to a story in The New York Times, “Apple will include a feature that organizes a group of popular self-published e-books together and then gives them prominent display on iBookstore.

The feature will appear under a banner titled “Breakout Books” and remain on the iBookstore’s main page for at least two weeks. This kind of display, known as “front-of –the store” attention, is greatly coveted by publishers because it helps books get discovered, driving sales. After two weeks, “Breakout Books” will remain a permanent feature on the site, though not always with such high-profile display.

Apple, which has long carried self-published e-books and displayed the most popular among them, has incentive to give self-published authors a boost, partly because of price.”

 

 

 

  • http://jjmorabooks.blogspot.com JJ Mora

    I think this is a great idea because it will help promote authors and their books. However I caution againts this disadvantaging other great authors.

    JJ Mora
    The Romance Manual – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/273125