Until this week, HarperCollins was the exclusive member of that club, with its “Divergent” hit taking the No. 1 spot this year all but three times, losing it once to Hachette, once to a self-published title and once to Amazon Publishing. After this week, make that twice to Amazon.
“I Am Livia” by Phyllis T. Smith jumped 14 spots to take the No. 1 rank. Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch”, a Hachette title, jumped ten spots to move to No. 2; and “Heaven is for Real” by Todd Burpo (et al) from HarperCollins leapfrogged the “Divergent” series to go to No. 3. The “Divergent” books are now Nos. 4, 5 and six.
Meanwhile, the average price of a best-selling e-book jumped almost a dollar to $7.71, up from $6.77 last week.
E-book bestsellers from the week ending 4/19:
1. “I Am Livia”, Phyllis T. Smith, Amazon, $4.99
2. “The Goldfinch”, Donna Tartt, Hachette, $7.50
3. “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back”, Todd Burpo; Sonja Burpo; Lynn Vincent; Colton Burpo, HarperCollins, $7.99
4. “Divergent” (Divergent Series), Veronica Roth, HarperCollins, $4.99
5. “Insurgent” (Divergent Series), Veronica Roth, HarperCollins, $6.99
6. “Allegiant” (Divergent Series), Veronica Roth, HarperCollins, $6.99
7. “The Collector”, Nora Roberts, Penguin Random House, $11.99
8. “The Fault in Our Stars”, John Green, Penguin Random House, $7.40
9. “The Fixed Trilogy: Fixed on You, Found in You, Forever with You”, Laurelin Paige, Self-published, $0.99
10. “Home to Stay (An Anchor Island Novel)”, Terri Osburn, Amazon, $4.99
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