New York Times to cook up e-book best seller list

Summary:In another sign that e-books are going mainstream, the New York Times will create an best seller list for electronic content early in 2011.

In another sign that e-books are going mainstream, the New York Times will create an best seller list for electronic content early in 2011.

The New York Times Best Seller List---around since 1935---will now focus on e-books.

According to a statement, the Times will rank sales aggregated from online service providers selling e-books. The Times said it is working to process and verify the data. In addition, the Times ahs partnered with RoyaltyShare to validate e-book sales from various parties.

The list will appear in the New York Times Book Review in print and online.

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