Hachette has lost its grip on the No. 1 ebook best-seller spot as David Baldacci’s The Target fell to No. 7 on our weekly best-seller list. And for the first time this year Penguin Random House is No. 1 on the list with John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, which is riding publicity from an upcoming film, which hits theaters June 6.
Likely not. A Hachette spokesperson told Digital Book World last week that Amazon’s moves against the company were not affecting its ebook retail efforts. That said, a DBW reader and Hachette author Michael Sullivan pointed out in the comments to our article:
Amazon removed virtually all the discounts from Hachette titles starting on Feb 7, 2014. Books in pre-orders or VERY recently released books, still have discounts, but all the other books (both print and ebook) are being sold at full price.
Outside of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, the two Hachette titles on the list are priced at $12.74, well above this week’s average price for a best-selling ebooks, $6.88, which is down significantly from last week when it was $8.25.
|1 (2)||The Fault in Our Stars||John Green||Penguin Random House||$ 7.40||+1|
|2 (n/a)||Moving Day: A Thriller||Jonathan Stone||Amazon||$ 4.99||New|
|3 (24)||Unlucky 13 (Women’s Murder Club)||James Patterson; Maxine Paetro||Hachette||$ 12.74||+21|
|4 (n/a)||The One (The Selection)||Kiera Cass||HarperCollins||$ 9.99||New|
|5 (n/a)||Dragon’s Triangle||Christine Kling||Amazon||$ 4.99||New|
|6 (3)||The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)||Donna Tartt||Hachette||$ 7.50||-3|
|7 (1)||The Target (Will Robie)||David Baldacci||Hachette||$ 12.74||-6|
|8 (n/a)||Field of Prey||John Sandford||Penguin Random House||$ 11.99||New|
|9 (5)||Divergent (Divergent Series)||Veronica Roth||HarperCollins||$ 4.99||-4|
|10 (4)||Allegiant (Divergent Series)||Veronica Roth||HarperCollins||$ 6.99||-6|
|11 (7)||Insurgent (Divergent Series)||Veronica Roth||HarperCollins||$ 6.99||-4|
|12 (n/a)||Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose||Candace Cameron Bure||B&H Books||$ 0.99||New|
|13 (n/a)||Archer’s Voice||Mia Sheridan||Self-published||$ 0.99||New|
|14 (6)||Gone Girl: A Novel||Gillian Flynn||Penguin Random House||$ 8.54||-8|
|15 (n/a)||From the Moment We Met (A St. Helena Vineyard Novel)||Marina Adair||Amazon||$ 4.99||New|
|16 (n/a)||Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings||Michelle Knight||Perseus Books||$ 9.50||New|
|17 (10)||The Husband’s Secret||Liane Moriarty||Penguin Random House||$ 5.99||-7|
|18 (8)||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||-10|
|19 (12)||Orphan Train: A Novel||Christina Baker Kline||HarperCollins||$ 6.99||-7|
|20 (11)||The Collector||Nora Roberts||Penguin Random House||$ 11.99||-9|
|21 (14)||Natchez Burning (Penn Cage)||Greg Iles||HarperCollins||$ 12.74||-7|
|22 (n/a)||Chasing the Sun: A Novel||Natalia Sylvester||Amazon||$ 4.99||New|
|23 (19)||Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance||Jennifer Ashley||Fire Flower Publishing||$ 0.99||-4|
|24 (15)||Little Girl Lost: A Lucy Black Thriller (Lucy Black Thrillers)||Brian McGilloway||HarperCollins||$ 0.99||-9|
|25 (n/a)||A Sweet Life Boxed Set (Fourteen Contemporary Romances by Bestselling Authors to Benefit Diabetes Research)||Barbara Freethy||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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