Veronica Roth Keeps HarperCollins on Top of the Ebook Best-Seller List

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divergent movieVeronica Roth’s Divergent series is helping HarperCollins to a strong first quarter showing of best-sellers.

Once again, the title for which the series is named is the No. 1 best-selling ebook in the U.S., the same rank it achieved last week and a total of four out of the six weeks of best-selling ebooks in 2014.

The two other books in the series are ranked Nos. 5 and 6 and have fared well all year as well. The series is being driven by a film based on the first book that is to come out in a month.

Outside of Roth’s hits, HarperCollins, one of the world’s largest publishers, has only one other title on the list this week. Meanwhile, prior to this quarter, HarperCollins has had impressive results over the past six months. Both revenue and profit were up at the publisher in the first half of its fiscal year.

The average price of a best-selling ebook continues to hold fairly steady, increasing to $6.24, up from $6.02 a week ago.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 2/15/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change
1 (1) Divergent (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    4.88
2 (3) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House  $    5.50 +1
3 (4) The Goldfinch Donna Tartt Hachette  $    7.50 +1
4 (n/a) Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy Series #1) Richelle Mead Penguin Random House  $    2.99 New
5 (5) Allegiant (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    6.99
6 (6) Insurgent (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    6.99
7 (2) Long Knives Charles Rosenberg Amazon  $    4.99 -5
8 (7) Sycamore Row John Grisham Penguin Random House  $    6.49 -1
9 (8) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    5.99 -1
10 (n/a) Private L.A. James Patterson; Mark Sullivan Hachette  $   11.99 New
11 (n/a) Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel Richelle Mead Penguin Random House  $    2.99 New
12 (24) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins  $    1.99 +12
13 (11) The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Robert M. Edsel Hachette  $    4.49 -2
14 (9) The Rented Mule Bobby Cole Amazon  $    4.99 -5
15 (13) The Invention of Wings: A Novel Sue Monk Kidd Penguin Random House  $   10.91 -2
16 (17) Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel Anna Quindlen Penguin Random House  $   10.65 +1
17 (10) Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Marcus Luttrell Patrick Robinson Hachette  $    3.99 -7
18 (15) The Book Thief Markus Zusak Penguin Random House  $    6.54 -3
19 (18) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $    8.99 -1
20 (n/a) Killer: An Alex Delaware Novel Jonathan Kellerman Penguin Random House  $   11.48 New
21 (n/a) Winter’s Tale Mark Helprin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  $    8.00 New
22 (23) The Ex Games J. S. Cooper Self-published  $    0.99 +1
23 (20) First Love James Patterson; Emily Raymond Hachette  $    8.59 -3
24 (21) The Rosie Project: A Novel Graeme Simsion Simon & Schuster  $    1.99 -3
25 (14) Labor Day: A Novel Joyce Maynard HarperCollins  $    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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