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Time Magazine released its Top 10 book lists for 2010 and the good news for eBook fans is that ninety percent of the titles have an eBook edition.
The only picks that didn’t have an eBook edition were fiction titles Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon published by McPherson and Wilson by Daniel Clowes which is published by Drawn and Quarterly. Hopefully these rankings and Gordon’s success at The National Book Awards will encourage the publishers to make digital copies available. Read more
Amazon.com announced its picks for Best Books of 2010 today, which includes a number of different Top 100 books and Top 10 lists. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, was No. 1 on Amazon’s Top 10 editors’ picks for the year favorite.
Curiously, all of the books on Amazon’s Top 10 editors’ picks are all Kindle books. With all of their marketing around the Kindle, we wonder if Amazon would pick a title that didn’t have an eBook format.
Other titles on Amazon’s Top 10 editors’ list include: Faithful Place: A Novel by Tana French; Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes and Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen. For a complete list, follow this link.
We are curious what your favorite eBooks of the year are. Share your favorites in the comments section below.