Average Ebook Best-Seller Price Climbs Higher

Elizabeth_Smart_My_StoryThis week, Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret gained three spots to overtake last week’s number 1, Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, which landed in the number 5 spot just behind Elizabeth Smart’s My Story.

With well-priced ebooks like these from major publishers prevailing in this week’s rankings, the average ebook price rose 32¢ to arrive at $8.37.

Nearly all of the top-ranked titles above $3 this week are from legacy publishers. And, Penguin Random House titles account for 10 of the top 25 listed ebooks. Self-published titles are few and far between this week. Next week may be no different, as self-published ebooks haven’t been as readily available due to recent efforts to keep offending titles offline.

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 10/13:

Top Selling Ebooks: $10 and above
Top Selling Ebooks: $8.00 – $9.99
Top Selling Ebooks: $3.00 – $7.99
Top Selling Ebooks: $0.00 – $2.99

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 10/13/13


Rank* Title Author Publisher   Price**  Change
1 (3) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $5.99 +2
2 (n/a) The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus Series #4) Rick Riordan Disney-Hyperion  $9.99 New
3 (4) Gone (Michael Bennett) James Patterson; Michael Ledwidge Hachette  $11.99 +1
4 (n/a) My Story Elizabeth Smart; Chris Stewart Macmillan  $10.99 New
5 (1) Killing Jesus: A History Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard Macmillan  $11.04 -4
6 (2) Doctor Sleep: A Novel Stephen King Simon & Schuster  $10.99 -4
7 (5) The Longest Ride Nicholas Sparks Hachette  $10.99 -2
8 (18) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House  $4.99 +10
9 (23) Ender’s Game: 1 (The Ender Quintet) Orson Scott Card Macmillan  $3.98 +14
10 (6) Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel Lee Child Penguin Random House  $10.99 -4
11 (n/a) Secrets Collide Kathleen Brooks Laurens Publishing  $3.99 New
12 (n/a) Storm Front (A Virgil Flowers Novel) John Sandford Penguin Random House  $11.99 New
13 (n/a) Allegiant (Divergent) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $6.99 New
14 (10) Divergent Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $3.99 -4
15 (9) David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants Malcolm Gladwell Hachette  $12.59 -6
16 (8) The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism Naoki Higashida Ka Yoshida David Mitchell Penguin Random House  $9.00 8
17 (7) W Is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone Series #23) Sue Grafton Penguin Random House  $10.99 -10
18 (15) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House  $3.99 -3
19 (n/a) The Signature of All Things: A Novel Elizabeth Gilbert Penguin Random House  $10.99 New
20 (12) Deadline Sandra Brown Hachette  $10.99 -8
21 (20) Insurgent (Divergent) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $6.99 -1
22 (n/a) 365 Days of Slow-Cooking Karen Bellessa Petersen Covenant Communications  $0.99 New
23 (11) The Cuckoo’s Calling Robert Galbraith; J. K. Rowling Hachette  $5.99 -12
24 (22) Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three Of The Fifty Shades Trilogy E. L. James Penguin Random House  $7.78 -2
25 (13) The Final Cut (A Brit in the FBI) Catherine Coulter; J. T. Ellison Penguin Random House  $9.99 -12

* 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 ebook pricing. Methodology available here.

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