PaidContent reports that the Wall Street Journal is going to begin running e-book bestseller lists. The lists will cover combined e-book and physical sales and e-book sales only for both fiction and non-fiction books. This will include self-published titles.

The most interesting thing about this move is that the lists will be based on data from Nielsen BookScan, which has tracked paper book sales but has not publicly tracked e-book sales before now.

The New York Times runs a similar set of print plus e- and e- only bestseller lists, but they use data from a different company and different methods of verifying the figures. It will be interesting to see if those lists differ by very much.


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