DBW E-Book Bestsellers: Slight Gains for Hachette After Amazon Accord

    by Rich Bellis
    December 2, 2014
    Photo by Ronnie Pitman and reused here with Creative Commons license.

    captivated by youIt’s probably too early to expect any major difference for Hachette’s titles on the E-book Best-Seller List just one week after the publisher settled its dispute with Amazon. In any case, no sweeping change is apparent, with only slim gains for Hachette e-books in the nine days after the companies agreed to “immediately resume normal trading” on November 13.

    Hachette’s top title this week is “The Burning Room,” by Michael Connelly, which hangs onto the No. 3 spot for a third week running. If there’s any sign so far of a wider comeback for the publisher’s titles, it comes in the form of David Baldacci’s “The Escape,” debuting at No. 5.

    "It’s probably too early expect any major difference for Hachette’s titles on the E-book Best-Seller List just one week after the publisher settled its dispute with Amazon."

    Three additional Hachette titles fill out the lower rankings, with the next highest at No. 14. That’s a gain of three titles from last week, when Hachette had only two on the list altogether. But the week before that it posted four, making this week’s five a modest rebound at best.


    The average price of a best-selling e-book dips to $7.21 from $7.82 after climbing for the past several weeks.

    E-book best-sellers from the week ending 11/22:

    1. “Captivated by You (Crossfire Book 4),” Sylvia Day, Penguin Random House, $7.99
    2. “Gone Girl: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $2.99
    3. “The Burning Room (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 19),” Michael Connelly, Hachette, $3.99
    4. “Gray Mountain: A Novel,” John Grisham, Penguin Random House, $10.99
    5. “The Escape (John Puller Book 3),” David Baldacci, Hachette, $10.99
    6. “Revival: A Novel,” Stephen King, Simon & Schuster, $12.74
    7. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” Laura Hillenbrand, Penguin Random House, $2.99
    8. “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel,” Anthony Doerr, Simon & Schuster, $6.99
    9. “Leaving Time: A Novel,” Jody Picoult, Penguin Random House, $10.99
    10. “Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel (Scarpetta Series Book 22),” Patricia Cornwell, HarperCollins, $12.99

    See the complete list of this week’s top 25 e-book bestsellers at Digital Book World.


    Rich Bellis writes for Digital Book World, where this article originally appeared.

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