By some reports, sales of Amazon Publishing books have not met expectations — the culprit is thought to be an unwillingness by Barnes & Noble and other bricks-and-mortar retailers to stock the book on its shelves if it can’t also sell it as an ebook. A one-day price promotion to $1.99, however, has juiced sales of Penny Marshal’s My Mother Was Nuts (Amazon) — although the effect may be temporary. The book shot to No. 2 on the Kindle list on Nov. 25 due to the sale but has since gone back to hovering in the bottom quartile of the top-100 Kindle ranks, which was where it was before the pricing promotion.
See the rest of the the best-seller lists for the week ending Dec. 1:
— Top-25 Best-Selling Ebooks
– Digital Book World Best-Selling Ebooks Priced $10.00 and Above
– Digital Book World Best-Selling Ebooks Priced $8.00 – $9.99
– Digital Book World Best-Selling Ebooks Priced $3.00 – $7.99
– Digital Book World Best-Selling Ebooks Priced $0.00 – $2.99
Read and comment on our methodology.
|1/6 (7)||Stop the Wedding! (a romantic comedy)||Stephanie Bond||NeedtoRead Books||$ 0.99||+6|
|2/18 (3)||Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles)||Jeffrey Archer||Macmillan||$ 2.99||+1|
|3/31 (2)||Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child||Cathy Glass||HarperCollins||$ 0.99||-1|
|4/35 (n/a)||My Mother Was Nuts||Penny Marshall||Amazon||$ 1.99||New|
|5/38 (4)||The Safe Man: A Ghost Story (Kindle Single)||Michael Connelly||Hachette||$ 1.99||-1|
|6/44 (1)||The Cowboy Takes a Bride||Lori Wilde||HarperCollins||$ 0.99||-5|
|7/48 (10)||Checkmate (A Neighbor from Hell)||R.L. Mathewson||Self-published||$ 2.99||+3|
|8/49 (n/a)||One Night With a Hero||Laura Kaye||Entangled Publishing||$ 2.99||New|
|9/52 (n/a)||The Devil Duke Takes a Bride||Rachel Van Dyken||Astraea Press||$ 0.99||New|
|10/54 (n/a)||The Secret River (Thornhill)||Kate Grenville||Grove/Atlantic||$ 1.99||New|
* Rank on main list after forward slash; previous week’s list rank in parentheses.
** Price reflects minimum price across all retailers throughout the week. Price may vary between retailers and may change throughout the week. Contact Iobyte Solutions for more information on e-book pricing.
Methodology available here.