Amazon Falling Off Best-Seller List as Prices Tick up
For a few weeks it seemed as if Amazon Publishing had finally arrived to compete with the world’s largest publishers, which consistently dominate the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list.
For several weeks in a row, Amazon had a handful of top sellers, including a No. 1 ebook best-seller the week ending February 1, a first for the publisher.
After sustaining some of its best-sellers for several weeks, Amazon publishing titles began to slip down the list and this week there is only one ebook on our best-seller list, which tracks sales across Amazon, Nook, Apple, Kobo and Google. The title is The Rented Mule by Bobby Cole, sitting at No. 25 on the list for $4.99.
At the same time, HarperCollins has added another No. 1 best-seller to its pile this year with Veronica Roth’s Divergent taking the spot again for the third week in a row. And Penguin Random House again has 10 or more ebook best-sellers, a feat the large publisher has achieved a majority of weeks since it was formed last summer.
Meanwhile, the average price of a best-selling ebook continues to tick up, now sitting at $6.48, up from $6.24 last week.
|1 (1)||Divergent (Divergent Series)||Veronica Roth||HarperCollins||$ 4.99||–|
|2 (2)||The Fault in Our Stars||John Green||Penguin Random House||$ 5.50||–|
|3 (n/a)||Concealed in Death||J. D. Robb||Penguin Random House||$ 11.99||New|
|4 (3)||The Goldfinch||Donna Tartt||Hachette||$ 7.50||-1|
|5 (5)||Allegiant (Divergent Series)||Veronica Roth||HarperCollins||$ 6.99||–|
|6 (6)||Insurgent (Divergent Series)||Veronica Roth||HarperCollins||$ 6.99||–|
|7 (8)||Sycamore Row||John Grisham||Penguin Random House||$ 6.49||+1|
|8 (9)||The Husband’s Secret||Liane Moriarty||Penguin Random House||$ 5.99||+1|
|9 (10)||Private L.A.||James Patterson; Mark Sullivan||Hachette||$ 11.99||+1|
|10 (13)||The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History||Robert M. Edsel||Hachette||$ 4.49||+3|
|11 (n/a)||The Bean Trees: A Novel||Barbara Kingsolver||HarperCollins||$ 1.99||New|
|12 (15)||The Invention of Wings: A Novel||Sue Monk Kidd||Penguin Random House||$ 11.99||+3|
|13 (20)||Killer: An Alex Delaware Novel||Jonathan Kellerman||Penguin Random House||$ 11.48||+7|
|14 (12)||Orphan Train: A Novel||Christina Baker Kline||HarperCollins||$ 6.99||-2|
|15 (16)||Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel||Anna Quindlen||Penguin Random House||$ 10.65||+1|
|16 (18)||The Book Thief||Markus Zusak||Penguin Random House||$ 6.54||+2|
|17 (19)||Gone Girl: A Novel||Gillian Flynn||Penguin Random House||$ 8.99||+2|
|18 (n/a)||The House Girl (P.S.)||Tara Conklin||HarperCollins||$ 1.99||New|
|19 (17)||Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10||Marcus Luttrell Patrick Robinson||Hachette||$ 3.99||-2|
|20 (n/a)||Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption||Laura Hillenbrand||Penguin Random House||$ 6.99||New|
|21 (22)||The Ex Games||J. S. Cooper||Self-published||$ 0.99||+1|
|22 (23)||First Love||James Patterson; Emily Raymond||Hachette||$ 8.59||+1|
|23 (24)||The Rosie Project: A Novel||Graeme Simsion||Simon & Schuster||$ 1.99||+1|
|24 (n/a)||The Ex Games 2||J. S. Cooper||Self-published||$ 0.99||New|
|25 (14)||The Rented Mule||Bobby Cole||Amazon||$ 4.99||-11|
* 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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