The Digital Book World E-Book Best-Seller list tracks e-book sales ranking and price data across six 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.
Big publishers dominated the list, led by Penguin Random House with The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.
For the second week in a row, not a single self-published title made it on to the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list. Not surprisingly, without self-published titles and smaller presses on the list, the average price of a top-25 bestselling e-book ticked up this week to $8.53, from $8.37 last week.
There are still many titles by big publishers seeing deep discounts from retailers. The most startling example might be multi-year best-seller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Penguin Random House). The hit has been a mainstay of this bestseller list, but usually at much higher prices.
Here are the top 10 bestsellers for the week ending 10-20-13
1. “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty; Penguin Random House; $5.99
2. “The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus Series #4)” by Rick Riordan; Disney-Hyperion; $9.99
3. “Between Sisters” by Kristin Hannah; Penguin Random House; $0.99
4. “Gone (Michael Bennett)” by James Patterson; Michael Ledwidge; Hachette; $11.99
5. “Allegiant (Divergent)” by Veronica Roth; HarperCollins; $6.99
6. “Gone Girl: A Novel” by Gillian Flynn; Penguin Random House; $4.99
7. “Ender’s Game: 1 (The Ender Quintet)” by Orson Scott Card; Macmillan; $3.98
8. “Killing Jesus: A History” by Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard; Macmillan; $11.04
9. “Doctor Sleep: A Novel” by Stephen King; Simon & Schuster; $10.99
10. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks; Hachette; $10.99
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