Best-Selling Ebook Prices Average Above $8.00


This week’s DBW ebook best-seller list, still led by the Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling) title The Cuckoo’s Calling, saw a lift in the average title price.

The average price of a best-selling ebook is $8.23. That’s a notable change from previous weeks, when prices were consistently in the $7.00 to $8.00 range.

So are ebook best-seller prices going up before they go down at the end of the year, as Jeremy Greenfield, writing for DBW’s Expert Publishing Blog, surmised last week?

While we await that answer, we do know that Penguin Random House ebooks continue to rank well. Twelve titles from that publisher have spots in the top 25. And, over half of the titles on the $10 and above list as well as on the $8.00 – $9.99 list come from PRH. At the same time, self-published titles are fading from view.

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 8/11:

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 8/11/13
Rank* Title Author Publisher Price** Change
1 (1) The Cuckoo’s Calling Robert Galbraith; J. K. Rowling Hachette $9.99
2 (n/a) Burn (The Breathless Trilogy) Maya Banks Penguin Random House $8.89 new
3 (n/a) High Heat: A Jack Reacher Short Story Lee Child Penguin Random House $1.99 new
4 (2) Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon) Dan Brown Penguin Random House $12.99 -2
5 (n/a) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House $11.04 new
6 (n/a) Mistress James Patterson; David Ellis Hachette $11.99 new
7 (5) Divergent Veronica Roth HarperCollins $3.39 -2
8 (8) And the Mountains Echoed: A Novel Khaled Hosseini Penguin Random House $10.99
9 (7) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House $12.99 -2
10 (n/a) The Sky Unwashed : A Novel Irene Zabytko Workman Publishing $1.99 new
11 (6) The English Girl: A Novel (Gabriel Allon) Daniel Silva HarperCollins $11.99 -5
12 (11) The Redemption of Callie & Kayden Jessica Sorensen Hachette $2.99 -1
13 (16) The Silent Wife: A Novel A. S. A. Harrison Penguin Random House $8.89 +3
14 (12) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House $3.99 -2
15 (14) Insurgent (Divergent) Veronica Roth HarperCollins $6.99 -1
16 (10) Second Honeymoon James Patterson; Howard Roughan Hachette $9.99 -6
17 (18) Ender’s Game: 1 (The Ender Quintet) Orson Scott Card Macmillan $3.49 +1
18 (25) City of Bones : The Mortal Instruments Book 01 Cassandra Clare Simon & Schuster $4.99 +7
19 (n/a) Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel Janet Evanovich Penguin Random House $13.99 new
20 (15) Entwined with You (Crossfire Trilogy Series #3) Sylvia Day Penguin Random House $8.89 -5
21 (n/a) Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster $11.14 new
22 (4) Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Reza Aslan Penguin Random House $12.99 -18
23 (19) Three Little Words (Fool’s Gold) Susan Mallery Harlequin $5.99 -4
24 (21) Bombshell : An FBI Thriller #17 Catherine Coulter Penguin Random House $9.99 -3
25 (3) When I Found You Catherine Ryan Hyde Amazon $3.19 -22

* 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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