Divergent Ebooks Still Selling Strong, Rosetta Jumps Onto Best-Seller List

seven habitsAfter a week of losing its No. 1 ebook best-seller ranking, Veronica Roth’s Divergent (HarperCollins) is once again on the top of the charts. The self-published box set that unseated the best-selling ebook of 2014 (so far), The Fixed Trilogy by Laurelin Paige, sank to No. 2 this week.

No surprise, the rest of the Divergent series is still going strong, too, with Insurgent and Allegiant (books two and three, respectively), sitting at positions three and four, respectively.

There were surprises on the list this week, however — most notably The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, a back-list title from ebook publisher RosettaBooks. Rosetta was one of the first ebook-only publishers, founded in 2001, and paved the way for such companies like Open Road Media, which launched only after the introduction of the Kindle in 2007.

Read Rosetta founder Arthur Klebanoff on Digital Book World

Meanwhile, the average price of a best-selling ebook dipped slightly to $6.77 from $7.08 last week.

Top 25 Ebook Best-Sellers
Week Ending 4/12/14
Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change
1 (2) Divergent (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    4.99 +1
2 (1) The Fixed Trilogy: Fixed on You, Found in You, Forever with You Laurelin Paige Self-published  $    0.99 -1
3 (3) Insurgent (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    6.99
4 (5) Allegiant (Divergent Series) Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $    6.99 +1
5 (7) The Fault in Our Stars John Green Penguin Random House  $    7.99 +2
6 (17) Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back Todd Burpo; Sonja Burpo; Lynn Vincent; Colton Burpo HarperCollins  $    7.99 +11
7 (12) Missing You Harlan Coben Penguin Random House  $   11.99 +5
8 (10) The Divergent Series Complete Collection Veronica Roth HarperCollins  $   14.99 +2
9 (11) The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty Penguin Random House  $    5.99 +2
10 (n/a) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (25th Anniversary Edition) Stephen R. Covey Rosetta Books  $    1.99 New
11 (4) Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt Michael Lewis W.W. Norton  $   11.80 -7
12 (15) The Goldfinch Donna Tartt Hachette  $    7.50 +3
13 (16) NYPD Red 2 James Patterson; Marshall Karp Hachette  $    8.99 +3
14 (13) I’ve Got You Under My Skin: A Novel Mary Higgins Clark Simon & Schuster  $   10.99 -1
15 (6) I Am Livia Phyllis T. Smith Amazon  $    4.99 -9
16 (8) Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Nora Roberts Penguin Random House  $    7.99 -8
17 (20) Orphan Train: A Novel Christina Baker Kline HarperCollins  $    6.99 +3
18 (19) Sycamore Row John Grisham Penguin Random House  $    6.49 +1
19 (14) The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Book One) (The Maze Runner Series) James Dashner Penguin Random House  $    4.66 -5
20 (n/a) Reasonable Doubt Whitney Gracia Williams Self-published  $    0.99 New
21 (18) Little Girl Lost: A Lucy Black Thriller (Lucy Black Thrillers) Brian McGilloway HarperCollins  $    0.99 -3
22 (22) The Book Thief Markus Zusak Penguin Random House  $    6.96
23 (21) Hidden Catherine McKenzie Amazon  $    4.99 -2
24 (25) The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd Penguin Random House  $   10.99 +1
25 (23) Dark Witch: Book One of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Nora Roberts Penguin Random House  $    2.99 -2

* 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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