Sunday, February 9, 2014

Digital Comics Best-Sellers for February 9, 2014


Three of the four charts are oddly skewed this week, with Hawkeye, DC comics, and The Walking Dead each taking over a different top ten.

1. Forever Evil #5
2. Ms. Marvel #1
3. Earth 2 #20
4. New Avengers, vol. 3 #14
5. Loki: Agent of Asgard #1
6. Hawkeye #11
7. Hawkeye #6
8. Hawkeye #9
9. Hawkeye #10
10. Hawkeye #8

Marvel dominates the comiXology top ten this week, taking eight of the ten slots; they had two #1 issues, including the much-hyped appearance of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel, and 99-cent sale on Hawkeye helps as well.


1. Hyperbole and a Half
2. Stephen King’s N
3. Injustice Year Two #2
4. The Walking Dead, vol. 1
5. Fables, vol. 1
6. Big Nate: I Smell a Pop Quiz
7. Injustice Year 2 #1
8. The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
9. The Walking Dead #120
10. The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel

The Kindle top ten is always an interesting mix; Hyperbole and a Half continues to dominate, and below that there’s a mix of genres and formats—The Walking Dead in collected and single-issue form, two Game of Thrones tie-ins, two issues of the second season of Tom Taylor’s Injustice… Kindle readers are nothing if not eclectic.


1. Naruto, vol. 64
2. Smallville, Season 11 #1
3. Superman: The Man of Steel #1
4. Green Lantern #1 #1
5. Mad Magazine #1
6. Superman #1
7. Batman Beyond #1
8. Animal Man #1
9. The Walking Dead, vol. 1
10. Legends of the Dark Knight #1

After weeks of stasis, the Nook chart has moved quite a bit. It’s dominated by 99-cent single-issue DC comics, at least one of which (Mad Magazine #1) used to be free, so it may be that its position on the chart reflects a lot of free downloads.


1. The Walking Dead #120
2. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #16
3. Injustice Year Two #2
4. The Walking Dead, vol. 19
5. The Walking Dead #19
6. Injustice Year Two #3
7. The Walking Dead, vol. 1
8. The Walking Dead, vol. 2
9. The Walking Dead, vol. 17
10. The Walking Dead: Compendium Two

Down at the iBookstore, it looks like The Walking Dead have taken over; gone are the multiple issues of My Little Pony that usually share the space. It’s interesting that while the first volume of The Walking Dead charts reliably on the Kindle and Nook platforms, only in iBooks do the more recent volumes pop up. It looks like they are up to date on Injustice Year Two as well, but that issue #3 is a pre-order.

Digital Comics Best-Sellers for February 9, 2014 is a post from: E-Reader News

Flappy Bird for Android Still Available on Good e-Reader

flappy bird

Flappy Bird has been one of the breakout success stories of 2014, with it rising to the top of the app charts for iOS or Android. The Vietnamese developer was making close to $50,000 per day in advertising revenue from the apps. Many news outlets and media have been petitioning Dong Nguyen about interviews. Unable to cope with the fame and the growing tide of people who said the art assets have been ripped off from Nintendo games, the app has been pulled down.

If you want to Download Flappy Bird, you can still download it for free from the Good e-Reader App Store. It is currently available for both Blackberry 10 and Android.

Flappy Bird for Android Still Available on Good e-Reader is a post from: E-Reader News

Vampire Diaries Author Publishes Her Own FanFic of the Work

For those who only know the sexiness and paranormal tension of the current-day television series The Vampire Diaries, it may come as a surprise to learn that the books were originally published more than twenty years ago, only to see them revived and repackaged for a new audience in conjunction with the series.

What may also come as a surprise to fans–even a shock, to some–is that author LJ Smith was cut out of the series by the publisher after the fourth book, even though she had already written the fifth book in the series. At the time that she was expecting to receive remarks from her editor at the publishing house, she instead received a letter telling her they were going with a ghostwriter to finish the series. A very in-depth and authoritative post on the subject can be found HERE.

Now, in a move that Good e-Reader has suggested for authors like JK Rowling, among others, Smith has found a home for her work on her series in Amazon’s Kindle Worlds fan fiction site, allowing even the original creator of the characters and story line to have fun and success at the same time while breathing new life into the title.

Smith, whose work has joined the more than three hundred stories that have already been published through the licensing agreements set up by Kindle Worlds, currently holds the top spot for her continuation of the Vampire Diaries. Even more interesting, readers can pick up book three in the series (traditionally published), and then choose to either go with the publisher’s concept in book four, or Smith’s newly revised version of what should happen in book four.

Once relegated to the iffy realm of overzealous fans who just couldn’t let go, fan fiction has taken on a sudden literary acceptance the likes of which the industry hasn’t seen since self-publishing first became acceptable. While some fanfic writers still spurn publishing of the genre for profit by saying it essentially strips away the reason for writing it, others have found success and even critical acclaim for their work. Still others have even garnered the praise and support of the author who originally created with world these newcomers are crafting for. Regardless of the processes involved in creating a book–whether entirely one’s own concept or a building of another’s prior work–digital publishing has allowed fan fiction writers to reach broader audiences with their stories, and to enjoy the same successes that other authors can.

Vampire Diaries Author Publishes Her Own FanFic of the Work is a post from: E-Reader News

Daily Deals & Freebies – February 9

Kindle Daily Deals The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school—it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been […]