James Patterson and Mark Sullivan jumped onto the ebook best-seller list this week with Private Berlin (Hachette), which has been priced by retailers at the unusual $10.90. It had been priced at $14.99 by the retailer until it officially went on sale on Jan. 21. It would seem that consumers eager to buy it before its release date paid a bit more than those who waited until after. However, according to Amazon’s pricing and pre-order policy, “Whenever you pre-order a book, CD, video, DVD, video game, or software item, the price we charge when we ship it to you will be the lowest price offered by Amazon.com between the time you place your order and the end of the day on the release date.”
See the rest of the the best-seller lists for the week ending Jan. 26:
– 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 – $2.99
Read and comment on our methodology.
|1/2 (1)||Gone Girl: A Novel||Gillian Flynn||Random House||$ 12.99||—|
|2/6 (n/a)||Private Berlin||James Patterson; Mark Sullivan||Hachette||$ 10.90||New|
|3/13 (2)||The Racketeer||John Grisham||Random House||$ 12.99||-1|
|4/16 (3)||The Fifth Assassin||Brad Meltzer||Hachette||$ 12.74||-1|
|5/23 (4)||Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel||Janet Evanovich||Random House||$ 12.99||-1|
|6/25 (7)||Inferno: A Novel||Dan Brown||Random House||$ 14.99||+1|
|7/27 (8)||The Fault in Our Stars||John Green||Penguin||$ 10.99||+1|
|8/31 (10)||Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot||Bill O’Reilly; Martin Dugard||Macmillan||$ 12.99||+2|
|9/32 (5)||Collateral Damage (STONE BARRINGTON)||Stuart Woods||Penguin||$ 12.99||-4|
|10/34 (n/a)||Ever After (Rachel Morgan)||Kim Harrison||HarperCollins||$ 12.79||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.
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