Top 10 E-Book Best-Sellers; Week Ending 5-19-13

    by Jeremy Greenfield
    May 21, 2013

    The Digital Book World E-Book Best-Seller list tracks e-book sales ranking and price data across five major e-book retailers with the goal of providing the most accurate picture of which e-books are most often purchased by consumers and at what price point. The full methodology is available here.

    Dan Brown’s new novel, “Inferno,” is the No. 1 best-selling e-book this week, displacing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic “The Great Gatsby,” which experienced a surge in sales on the back of the feature film of the same name currently in wide release. While self-published authors have a strong presence on the best-seller list this week (with two in the top 10 and 5 in the top 25, big publishers dominate the top of the list. Here is the latest top 10 e-book best-sellers.

    1. “Inferno: A Novel” (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown; Random House; $14.99
    2. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Simon & Schuster; $4.99
    3. “The Hit” by David Baldacci; Hachette; $8.99
    4. “12th of Never” (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro; Hachette; $11.99
    5. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford; Penguin; $12.99
    6. “Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel” by Charlaine Harris; Penguin; $12.99
    7. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts; Penguin; $9.99
    8. “Don’t Say A Word” by Barbara Freethy; Self-published; $0.99
    9. “Crazy Little Thing” by Tracy Brogan; Amazon; $1.99
    10. “The Bet” by Rachel Van Dyken; Self-published; $0.99

    See the rest of the Top 25 best-selling e-books at Digital Book World.


    Jeremy Greenfield is responsible for managing all editorial content on DigitalBookWorld.com, including the DBW Expert Publishing Blog, the Digital Book Wire and editorial email and social media communications. Prior to joining Digital Book World in October 2011, Jeremy spent three years as a careers editor at FINS.com. Jeremy lives and works in New York City and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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