Paula Hawkins’s “The Girl on the Train” chugs into its sixth week as the No. 1 best-selling e-book, an accomplishment that’s rather noteworthy for bucking the trend of top titles driven by hot movie releases.
One trend the novel’s success fits right into, though, is the clear dominance its publisher Penguin Random House has enjoyed on the E-book Best-Seller List for many months. There are fourteen of the publisher’s titles on this week’s list, two down from last week.
Of the remaining eleven, five titles are published by Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and Hachette, the three Big Five publishers back operating under a version of the agency pricing model.
However, only two of those—”The Nightingale” (Macmillan, $12.99) and “All the Light We Cannot See” (Simon & Schuster, $11.99)—are listed on Amazon as having prices set by their publishers.
The average price of a best-selling e-book drops more than a dollar this week as pricier e-books retreat. That figure is now $6.47, versus last week’s $7.48.
E-book bestsellers from the week ending 3/7:
- “The Girl on the Train: A Novel,” Paula Hawkins, Penguin Random House, $8.99
- “Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Book 3),” E.L. James, Penguin Random House, $4.99
- “Gone Girl: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $4.00
- “The Nightingale,” Kristin Hannah, Macmillan, $12.99
- “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel,” Anthony Doerr, Simon & Schuster, $11.99
- “Falling for My Best Friend’s Brother,” J. S. Cooper, Self-published, $3.99
- “Dark Places: A Novel,” Gillian Flynn, Penguin Random House, $2.99
- “A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel,” Anne Tyler, Penguin Random House, $10.00
- “Big Little Lies,” Liane Moriarty, Penguin Random House, $3.99
- “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” Cheryl Strayed, Penguin Random House, $4.40
Rich Bellis writes for Digital Book World, where this article originally appeared.