The top three spots however go to traditionally published titles. And Hachette, this year’s no. 1 ebook publisher, has the top two titles with David Baldacci’s The Hit and
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby James Patterson’s and Maxine Paetro’s 12th of Never (Women’s Murder Club). F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (Simon & Schuster) made a strong appearance at No. 3 this week, likely due to the upcoming theatrical release.
Editor’s Note: The above paragraph has been corrected to accurately reflect that the top two Hachette titles are The Hit and 12th of Never (Women’s Murder Club). The Great Gatsby is published by Simon & Schuster. We regret the error.
And, the best-sellers list isn’t the only place Hachette titles are showing up these days. Last week the publisher became the final, of the big six, to offer its catalog to library patrons through distribution services like OverDrive and 3M.
If, as studies have shown, library patrons are more inclined to buy ebooks after having borrowed them from the library, Hachette could well continue its ebook success.
Meanwhile, the average price of an ebook best-seller rebounded this week to $7.98 after hitting an all-time low last week of $6.58, driven by the appearance on the list of a handful of higher-priced titles from Penguin, Random House and Macmillan.
|1 (1)||The Hit||David Baldacci||Hachette||$8.99||—|
|2 (16)||12th of Never (Women’s Murder Club)||James Patterson; Maxine Paetro||Hachette||$11.99||+14|
|3 (7)||The Great Gatsby||F. Scott Fitzgerald||Simon & Schuster||$4.99||+4|
|4 (2)||Damaged||H.M. Ward||self-published||$0.99||-2|
|5 (4)||Whiskey Beach||Nora Roberts||Penguin||$12.99||-1|
|6 (3)||The Bet||Rachel Van Dyken||self-published||$0.99||-3|
|7 (5)||Twisted Perfection||Abbi Glines||self-published||$3.99||-2|
|8 (14)||The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel||Matthew Quick||Macmillan||$4.99||+6|
|9 (11)||Gone Girl: A Novel||Gillian Flynn||Random House||$12.99||+2|
|10 (20)||Fly Away||Kristin Hannah||Macmillan||$12.59||+10|
|11 (n/a)||Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon)||Dan Brown||Random House||$14.99||New|
|12 (6)||Real||Katy Evans||self-published||$3.99||-6|
|13 (9)||Six Years||Harlan Coben||Penguin||$12.99||-4|
|14 (n/a)||Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir||Amanda Knox||HarperCollins||$12.99||New|
|15 (8)||Alex Cross, Run||James Patterson||Hachette||$7.49||-7|
|16 (10)||Don’t Say a Word||Barbara Freethy||self-published||$0.99||-6|
|17 (n/a)||Wedding Night: A Novel||Sophie Kinsella||Random House||$12.99||New|
|18 (12)||Breath of Scandal||Sandra Brown||Hachette||$4.74||-6|
|19 (24)||Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three Of The Fifty Shades Trilogy||E. L. James||Random House||$9.99||+5|
|20 (23)||Promise Me Darkness||Paige Weaver||self-published||$0.99||+3|
|21 (n/a)||The Sisterhood||Helen Bryan||Amazon||$3.99||New|
|22 (n/a)||Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls||David Sedaris||Hachette||$10.99||New|
|23 (17)||Fever (The Breathless Trilogy)||Maya Banks||Penguin||$9.99||-6|
|24 (n/a)||Walk Me Home||Catherine Ryan Hyde||Amazon||$3.99||New|
|25 (21)||Unintended Consequences (Stone Barrington)||Stuart Woods||Penguin||$12.99||-4|
* 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.
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