Weekly E-Ranking: Mother's Day lift for Swift

Weekly E-Ranking: Mother's Day lift for Swift

The e-book market may be immune to gifting, but seasonal fiction comes into its own in the instantaneous-buy digital format. As a result, Graham Swift’s Mothering Sunday has topped the Weekly E-Book Ranking, in a first for Simon & Schuster. Not to cast aspersions on the quality of the average e-book hit, but Swift is also the first Man Booker Prize winner to claim the weekly ranking number one (his Last Orders won the award in 1996).

Swift’s novella isn’t the only book with the title Mothering Sunday to rack up sales; Rosie Goodwin’s Victorian workhouse-set saga, published by Bonnier Zaffr...

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