Penguin Random House Titles Account For Nearly Half of Ebook Best-Sellers This Week

company-logoEleven of the top 25 best-selling ebooks this week are published by the newly merged Penguin Random House. And, the publisher is responsible for fully half of the top 10 titles on that list.

Worth noting too, is that Penguin Random House has 7 of the top 10 best-selling ebooks priced over $10 as well as all but one of the top 10 best-selling ebooks priced between $8 and $9.99.

Late last year, shortly after the merger was announced, the publishers held the no. 1 and no. 2 spots on DBW’s publisher power rankings. Publishing separately, the two were responsible for all the no. 1 ranked best-selling ebooks at the time.

Ebook Best-Seller Pricing

The average price of an ebook best-seller this week is $7.82, up a bit over the past week’s $7.04 average.

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 7/14:

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 7/14/13


Rank* Title Author Publisher   Price**   Change
1 (1) Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon) Dan Brown Penguin Random House $12.99
2 (2) Second Honeymoon James Patterson; Howard Roughan Hachette $9.99
3 (n/a) A ” is for Alibi ” Sue Grafton Macmillan $1.99 new
4 (3) And the Mountains Echoed: A Novel Khaled Hosseini Penguin Random House $10.99 -1
5 (n/a) Meant to Be (An Anchor Island Novel) Terri Osburn Amazon $1.99 new
6 (n/a) Hidden Order: A Thriller Brad Thor Simon & Schuster $11.99 new
7 (6) Entwined with You (Crossfire Trilogy Series #3) Sylvia Day Penguin Random House $8.89 -1
8 (8) Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn Penguin Random House $12.99
9 (7) Divergent Veronica Roth HarperCollins $4.99 -2
10 (n/a) Bombshell : An FBI Thriller #17 Catherine Coulter Penguin Random House $9.99 new
11 (22) The Billionaire’s Obsession: The Complete Collection Boxed Set (Mine For Tonight, Mine For Now, Mine Forever, Mine Completely) J.S. Scott Self-published $0.99 -11
12 (18) Insurgent (Divergent) Veronica Roth HarperCollins $6.99 +6
13 (12) The Hit (Will Robie) David Baldacci Hachette $7.49 -1
14 (n/a) When I Found You Catherine Ryan Hyde Amazon $0.99 new
15 (11) Bad Monkey Carl Hiaasen Penguin Random House $12.99 -4
16 (n/a) The Witness Sandra Brown Hachette $1.99 new
17 (12) The Heist: A Novel Janet Evanovich; Lee Goldberg Penguin Random House $12.99 -5
18 (n/a) Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three Of The Fifty Shades Trilogy E. L. James Penguin Random House $9.99 new
19 (24) Ender’s Game : Ender’s Game Quartet (Book 1) Orson Scott Card Macmillan $4.78 +5
20 (14) World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Max Brooks Penguin Random House $9.99 -6
21 (19) The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel Neil Gaiman HarperCollins $12.80 -2
22 (25) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House $9.78 +3
23 (23) Whiskey Beach Nora Roberts Penguin Random House $9.99
24 (9) Damaged 2 H.M. Ward Self-published $3.99 -15
25 (n/a) The Arrangement 8 H.M. Ward Self-published $2.99 new

* 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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