Amazon Continues Best-Seller List Success

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longknivesjacket-finalFollowing up on its first-ever week with a No. 1 ebook best-seller, Amazon Publishing again made a splash on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list.

The upstart publisher had four titles on the list with Long Knives by Charles Rosenberg leading the pack at No. 2 — new to the list at $4.99.  In fact, the company didn’t have any repeat performers hit the list, which suggests that Amazon Publishing is generating best-sellers with pricing and other promotions that may be short-lived.

Big publishers continue to dominate the list outside of Amazon’s successes. Only two self-published titles appear on this week’s list. Last year at this time, there were also few self-published ebook best-sellers on the list. In the spring, self-published titles took off, with several hitting No. 1.

Meanwhile, ebook best-seller prices are continuing to hold steady. This week’s average is $6.02, down slightly from last week.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 2/8/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change
1 (3) Divergent (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    4.88 +2
2 (n/a) Long Knives Charles Rosenberg Amazon  $    4.99 New
3 (2) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House  $    7.19 -1
4 (7) The Goldfinch Donna Tartt Hachette  $    7.50 +3
5 (8) Allegiant (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    6.99 +3
6 (5) Insurgent (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    6.99 -1
7 (12) Sycamore Row John Grisham Penguin Random House  $    6.49 +5
8 (10) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    5.99 +2
9 (n/a) The Rented Mule Bobby Cole Amazon  $    4.99 New
10 (17) Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Marcus Luttrell Patrick Robinson Hachette  $    3.99 +7
11 (16) The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Robert M. Edsel Hachette  $    4.49 +5
12 (n/a) The Arrangement 13 (The Ferro Family) H.M.  Ward Self-published  $    2.99 New
13 (18) The Invention of Wings: A Novel Sue Monk Kidd Penguin Random House  $   10.91 +5
14 (13) Labor Day: A Novel Joyce Maynard HarperCollins  $    5.99 -1
15 (14) The Book Thief Markus Zusak Penguin Random House  $    4.99 -1
16 (n/a) Real Happy Family: A Novel Caeli Wolfson Widger Amazon  $    4.99 New
17 (23) Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel Anna Quindlen Penguin Random House  $   10.65 +6
18 (15) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    8.99 -3
19 (n/a) Gilded (The Gilded Series, Book One) Christina Farley Amazon  $    4.99 New
20 (19) First Love James Patterson; Emily Raymond Hachette  $    8.59 -1
21 (6) The Rosie Project: A Novel Graeme Simsion Simon & Schuster  $    1.99 -15
22 (20) Fear Nothing: A Detective D.D. Warren Novel (Detective D. D. Warren) Lisa Gardner Penguin Random House  $   10.91 -2
23 (22) The Ex Games J. S. Cooper Self-published  $    0.99 -1
24 (n/a) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins  $    1.99 New
25 (n/a) Mockingjay Suzanne Collins Scholastic  $    6.99 New

* Previous week’s list rank in parentheses.

** Price reflects minimum price across all retailers throughout the week. Price may vary between retailers and may change throughout the week. Contact Iobyte Solutions for more information on ebook pricing. Methodology available here.

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