Sylvia Day Tops E-Book Best-Seller List, Duels With E.L. James for No. 1 Amazon Author Rank

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Sylvia Day has captured the Nos. 1, 10 and 16 spots on this week’s edition of the DBW E-Book Best-Seller List but has been demoted to No. 2 on the Amazon author rankings (at the time of writing this article — the rankings are updated hourly).

Capturing the No. 1 spot is E.L. James, with her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy jumping up the rankings a handful of spots to Nos. 4, 5 and 7.

One wrinkle in this head-to-head battle is the larger war between Penguin and Random House. The latter had a record first half of the year with Fifty Shades of Grey and Gone Girl leading the way. Penguin, however, is coming on strong in the second half with seven titles in our top 25 this week. Meanwhile, Random House has five titles in the top 25.

Both authors write what’s being talked about today as “new adult contemporary” or erotic romance fiction. This genre has captured six of the top ten spots on this week’s list.

See the rest of the the best-seller lists for the week ending Oct. 13:

Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $10.00 and Above
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $8.00 – $9.99
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $3.00 – $7.99
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $0.00 – $2.99

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Top 25 E-Book Best-Sellers
Week Ending 10/13/12
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price** Change
1 (1) Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel Sylvia Day Penguin  $    9.99
2 (4) The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three) Rick Riordan Hyperion  $   10.00 +2
3 (3) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Random House  $   12.99
4 (6) Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three Of The Fifty Shades Trilogy E L James Random House  $    9.99 +2
5 (7) Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy E L James Random House  $    9.99 +2
6 (9) Down to You M. Leighton Self-published  $    3.99 +3
7 (8) Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy E L James Random House  $    9.99 +1
8 (11) Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard Macmillan  $   12.99 +3
9 (2) The Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling Hachette  $   14.99 -7
10 (12) Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel Sylvia Day Penguin  $    9.99 +2
11 (10) Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) Suzanne Collins Scholastic  $    9.99 -1
12 (n/a) NYPD Red James Patterson; Marshall Karp Hachette  $   14.99 New
13 (17) Mad River John Sandford Penguin  $   14.99 +4
14 (14) Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) Suzanne Collins Scholastic  $    9.99
15 (n/a) Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5) Hugh Howey Self-published  $    1.99 New
16 (n/a) Entwined with You Sylvia Day Penguin  $    9.99 New
17 (13) A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel Lee Child Random House  $   12.99 -4
18 (5) On Dublin Street Samantha Young Self-published  $    3.99 -13
19 (16) The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) Suzanne Collins Scholastic  $    8.99 -3
20 (n/a) The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky Simon & Schuster  $    9.99 New
21 (19) Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy Ken Follett Penguin  $   19.99 -2
22 (15) No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden Mark Owen; Kevin Maurer Penguin  $   12.99 -7
23 (22) Low Pressure Sandra Brown Hachette  $   12.99 -1
24 (n/a) Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy Ken Follett Penguin  $    9.99
25 (n/a) 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  $    1.99

* 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.

See the rest of the the best-seller lists for the week ending Oct. 13:

Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $10.00 and Above
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $8.00 – $9.99
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $3.00 – $7.99
Digital Book World Best-Selling E-Books Priced $0.00 – $2.99

Read and comment on our methodology.

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