Top 10 E-Book Best-Sellers; Week Ending 5-26-13

    by Jeremy Greenfield
    May 28, 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 “Inferno” (Random House) keeps the top spot on the e-book best-seller list for the second week in a row despite a huge push from Khaled Hosseini’s “And the Mountains Echoed” (Penguin), which swooped in from outside the top 25 to hit No. 2. The competition between Random House and Penguin has been fierce all year on the best-seller list; later this year when their merger is approved and closed, they will compete with each other no more and will likely control more best-selling titles than any other publisher — by a long margin. This week alone, they combine for six of the top 10 spots.

    1. “Inferno: A Novel” (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown; Random House; $12.99
    2. “And the Mountains Echoed: A Novel” by Khaled Hosseini; Penguin; $12.99 — New
    3. “The Hit” by David Baldacci; Hachette; $8.99
    4. “Don’t Say A Word” by Barbara Freethy; Self-published; $0.99
    5. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Simon & Schuster; $4.99
    6. “12th of Never” (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro; Hachette; $11.99
    7. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts; Penguin; $9.99
    8. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford; Penguin; $12.99
    9. “Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel” by Charlaine Harris; Penguin; $12.99
    10. “Gone Girl: A Novel” by Gillian Flynn; Random House; $12.99

    See the complete list 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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